3:16 - The Prodigals Are Coming Home
1. SO WE COMPEL: SECURE, BRING ABOUT BY FORCE, TO FOCE, TO SUBMIT, SUBDUE
Lk 15:24 for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’
Lk 14:15-24 ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, maimed, lame and blind. Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Lk 16:19-31 " The beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I’m in agony in this fire. 28 for I have 5 brothers. Let him warn them, so they don’t also come to this place of torment.
The real you Is Inside your body and the real you will live forever
Jude 23 Save some by snatching them as from the very flames of hell itself.
James 5:19-20 (mess) my dear friends, if you know people who have wandered off from God's truth, don't write them off. Go after them. Get them back 20 that person who brings him back to God will have saved a wandering soul from death, bringing about the forgiveness of his many sins.
2. SO WE PRAY: PEOPLE DON'T JUST COME TO GOD, THEY MUST BE PRAYED THROUGH
Lk 15:17 When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself I’m going home
Matt 17:20 however, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
Fasting and intercessory prayer increases our ability to believe God
Matt 11:12 God’s kingdom suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
2 Cor 4:4 (nkjv) But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing (in Hell) whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them (and they see the light and believe).
Gal 3:14 My little children, I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you
Is 49:20-25 "The captives of warriors will be released. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save all your children.
3. SO WE GIVE: EXPECTING FOR THE MIRACLE OF RESURRECTION AND RESTORATION
LK 15:32 For your brother was dead and has come back to life!
Jn 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Resurrection morning will be your families spiritual resurrection.
God sowed his best for a resurrection and restoration in his family
Gal 6:7-9 Don’t be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever we sow we reap
2 Cor 9:6-8 He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Lk 6:38 (nlt) If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving — large or small — it will be used to measure what is given back to you.
Matt 18:19 if two of you agree about anything you ask for, it will be done.