Thursday, February 21, 2013

DAY 318 - The Father And The Younger Son! (請按此處收聼廣東話Cantonese podcast click here)

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Today's Reading: Luke 15: 11-24

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Bible Study

     Following yesterday's passage through the finding of the lost sheep and the lost coin, Jesus wants to teach us about what is true repentance, following Him and His way, today we come to the third of this three-in-one series talking about how the Father loves his younger son and also the elder son.

     Today we talk about the father and the younger son. Henry Nouwen in his famous book "The Return of The Prodigal Son" states that the parable's main theme should not be on the prodigal son but should be "The Love of the Father". He says we need to follow the good example of the Father to love the younger son and also the elder son.

     If we can live that out in our lives then the angels in heaven rejoice! When we find one more younger son home safe with Jesus, following Him and His way, the angels in heaven rejoice!  When we find one more elder son live transformed to follow Jesus and His way, the angels in heaven rejoice!

     But, how much do we understand this is our main job on earth? How well have you been live that out?

Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage of scripture we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"

Spiritual Journal

     What I heard from Jesus today is: The father and the younger son!

     What I received from Jesus today is a plead to live out the love as our Heavenly Father loves us. How much more can we live out to try our best to find those prodigal sons back home?  How much more can we live out to totally accept one more prodigal son and to love him/her as our Father love us? That is Jesus challenge to you today! 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us not only to know, to understand but to do it. To love one more prodigal son, so that we can be good evangelists, disciplers and mentors that more and more people will be led to you and to be able to follow you and your way.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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