June 20, 21

The PRESENCE of a FATHER

6/20/2021 Father’s Day

Existence VS Presence

Luke 15:1

Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying…

 

Here we find Jesus teaching 2 audiences 3 parables

  1. The 100 sheep 2. The lost coin What is commonly referred to as the Prodigal son

VERSE:11- KJV

11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

 

NT:979 bios (bee’-os); a primary word; life, i.e. (literally) the present state of existence, substance, manner of living

 

13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

 

“”To be far from Him is not to off the yoke but to exchange it for a heavier one”

14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

 

16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

 

PROVISION outside of PRESENCE isn’t the same as PROVISION that comes through PRESENCE.

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

2 Cor 5:18- niv All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.

Reconciliation is a process

25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

 

THE BLESSING IS the FATHER’s PRESENCE

 

BEING PRESENT

  1. Communication in as many forms as possible
  2. Love language (physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, gifts)
  3. Priority=time
  4. Pray over them
  5. Lead them to THE Father (He will be present when you cant be)

 

 


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