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Reflections of the Prodigal Son: Part III

I have been talking for a little while about the story of the Prodigal Son Jesus tells in the book of Luke. Read the story here. Here are the earlier posts, Part I and Part II. For Part III, want to share my thoughts on the father.

Four things we can learn about our Heavenly Father:

 1. He has great vision.
“But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him…” (Luke 15:20). Even though we may not be able to see what’s ahead of us, our Father sees. It is not our vision when it comes to faith. But it is the vision of the Father that can lead us to the expected end that Jeremiah talks about. God sees where we are, where we can be and how to get there. Knowing that gives us the courage to keep going. Continue reading

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Reflections on the Prodigal Son: Part II

A few weeks ago, I shared some initial thoughts on the famous parable we find in Luke, the Prodigal Son.  Click here to read. I want to continue by looking at the older brother. He is perhaps the character we pay the least amount of attention to.  But what can we learn from him?

The older brother became upset because his father celebrated his younger brother’s return when he, the “good” one, had always been there, serving him for years (verse 29). Why couldn’t he celebrate his brother’s blessing? Rejoice in having him back home, safe? Continue reading

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