The Prodigal Son, part 2

The Prodigal Son, part 2

The Older Son

Luke 15:25-32

The problem that Jesus had with the Pharisee’s was their hypocrisy. 
Matthew 23:25-28

Religious Legalism vs The Gospel

Legalism – I obey, therefore I am accepted.
Gospel – I am accepted, therefore I obey.

Legalism – God will love me if I change.
Gospel – God will change me because He loves me

Legalism – based on fear or pride.
Gospel – based on joy and humility.

Legalism – My identity and self-worth is based mainly in how hard I work.
Gospel – My identity and self-worth is based solely in Christ and his work on my behalf.

Legalism – Righteousness is achieved by what I do.
Gospel – Righteousness is imputed to me by Jesus.

The Father’s Heart:  from Genesis to Revelation

  • Genesis 3:15
  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • John 3:16-17
  • 2 Peter 3:9
  • Revelation 7:9-12

True Gospel:

  • Ephesians 2:8-9
  • Titus 3:5


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