PRODIGAL SON BIBLE STUDY
WHAT IS A PRODIGAL SON
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PRODIGAL SON BIBLE STUDY
WHAT IS A PRODIGAL SON
WHAT IS THE TRUE MESSAGE OF THE PRODIGAL SON BIBLE STORY PARABLE?
I would like to talk about a message that Jesus shared with
us in the book of Luke, Chapter 15 …
So, if you have
your Bible handy, you can kick that rascal open to Luke
Chapter 15 if ya like.
Then drew near unto Him all the publicans and sinners for to
hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
Note that it was
SINNERS that came to LISTEN to Jesus while the "Religious"
leaders of the time, stood by, whispered and mocked Jesus
for sharing time and thoughts with the sinners.
And He spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of
you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth
not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go
after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath
found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when
he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and
neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have
found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise
joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more
than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose
one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and
seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found
it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together,
saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I
had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the
presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Why do you think
Jesus shared this second parable about the same topic, but
with silver instead of sheep?
In the first
parable, it may be that Jesus was trying to reach the
compassionate souls that cared for a living creature and in
the second parable, He was reaching for those who cared for
Then again …
Perhaps He was reaching men with the sheep parable and women
with the silverware parable as in one parable He addressed
it to MAN when He said: “What MAN of you, having an hundred
sheep” … And the second to WOMAN when He said: “what WOMAN
having ten pieces of silver” …
At either rate,
Jesus was trying to reach EACH lost soul within His
Whether they be
"sinners" or "Religious" Leaders.
In trying to
reach BOTH the sinner and the Religious leaders ...
PRODIGAL SON BIBLE STUDY STORY
WHAT IS A PRODIGAL SON IN THE BIBLE
Jesus shared yet
another parable …
And He said, A certain man had two sons: And the
younger of them said to his father, Father, give me
the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he
divided unto them his living. And not many days
after the younger son gathered all together, and
took his journey into a far country, and there
wasted his substance with riotous living. And when
he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in
that land; and he began to be in want. And he went
and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and
he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he
would fain have filled his belly with the husks that
the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired
servants of my father's have bread enough and to
spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go
to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have
sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no
more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of
thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his
father. But when he was yet a great way off, his
father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and
fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said
unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and
in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy
son. But the father said to his servants, Bring
forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a
ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring
hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat,
and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive
again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to
absolutely LOVE that last part …
Remember how we
feel when we did wrong and repent and feel that FREEDOM from
our sin despite feeling SO unworthy?
Now, here comes a
strange twist to this parable …
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came
and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and
dancing. And he called one of the servants, and
asked what these things meant. And he said unto him,
Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the
fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and
sound. And he was angry, and would not go in:
therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
WHY was the
brother was so very angry?
It is cuz ...
Many are unable to FEEL what a lost soul feels cuz they are
so busy looking upon their own “righteous” deeds. They too
may have once been sinners but since THEY chose to stop a
specific sin they are so eager to pounce on any lost soul
who is still in darkness.
Jesus said this
of such souls:
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and
lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not
move them with one of their fingers.
Let’s go see what
the FATHER in the parable Jesus said in response to the
older brother …
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many
years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any
time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a
kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as
soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured
thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him
the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art
ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was
meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for
this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and
was lost, and is found.
are supposed to be our BROTHERS KEEPER.
We are supposed to reach for our fellow brothers and sisters
when they are lost.
PRODIGAL SON BIBLE STUDY STORY WARNING
WHAT IS A PRODIGAL SON IN THE BIBLE DIRECTIVE
Now here is a lil note to
those who ARE serving the Lord by reaching for His Lost
souls as He asked of us … Oft times while serving the Lord
we can become overwhelmed and even overcome by what we
endure. This occurs when our virtue is taken at every turn
as we reach to help others by helping them carry their
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
Meanwhile, dealing with
our own trials and tribulation. Gets kinda heavy at times
does it not? But, our Lord stated:
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For
my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
So what is the prob?
Why do we feel so
overwhelmed and overcome at times?
Cuz we can NOT carry such a burden alone.
PRODIGAL SON BIBLE STUDY STORY SUMMARY
WHAT IS A PRODIGAL SON IN THE BIBLE PROMISE
We MUST choose to unload our burdens and the burdens that we help others carry, upon the Lord.
Cast your cares upon the
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth
GOD IS AWAITING YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. JUST RETURN AND RUN BACK TO HIS WAITING LOVE.
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