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(Isaiah 11:1-2 NLT) Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot— yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
(John 15:11-32 NLT) Parable of the Lost Son
√ Two sons with two DIFFERENT PROBLEMS. (both lost)
The Younger Son (AUTHORITY ISSUES)
√ The LOST look to separate and replace.
(Luke 15:13-14 NLT) A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land
Sometimes the PAIN of staying has to get WORSE than the pain of changing.
(Luke 15:16 NLT) … even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him.
√ Save the DETAILS for later.
(Luke 15:20-24 NLT) … he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest….
The Older Son. (RELATIONSHIP ISSUES)
√ The LOST swim in unforgiveness
(Luke 15:28-30 NLT) …you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends
√ AUTHORITY with out RELATIONSHIP is like the weight of law.
(Luke 15:28 NLT) The older brother was angry and wouldn’t go in. His father came out and begged him
What can I do for my LOST family?
1. Pray that they be DRAWN to God. (John 6:44 NLT) … unless the Father who sent me draws them to me
2. Pray that their EYES be opened. (2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT).has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe.
3. Pray they would have a RELATIONSHIP with God. (Romans 8:15 NLT) Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
4. Pray they receive WISDOM and INSIGHT. (Ephesians 1: 17 NLT) …to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.