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Aug 09, 2020

Loving Two Kinds of People

Passage: Luke 15:11-32

Speaker: Steven Cooper

Series: Welcome: God's Call to Hospitality

Category: Sermon

Summary:
Jesus reveals God's profound heart of welcome as he welcomes and loves two different kinds of lost people. Jesus's response in his earthly ministry to people who feel far from God is demonstrated in the father's response to the younger son. Jesus's response the people who are enslaved by religion but don't know God is demonstrated in the father's response to the older son. When we receive Jesus says welcome back, it changes our hearts so that we would love others and welcome them the way God has loved and welcomed us.

Discussion Questions:
1. how does the younger son picture what it's like today for people to be lost and far away from God?

2. How does the older son picture what it's like today for people to be lost in church?

3. Discuss and describe the father's response to both sons. How have you experienced this kind of welcome from God? How has it changed you?

4. What practical things can you do to share God's welcoming heart with others in your life?