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Fresh Start - Luke 15:11-24 NLT - Coming back to the Father’s House, the subject is Coming to Your Senses & Talking Your Way Back! - Pastor Rudy
Fresh Start - Luke 15:11-24 NLT - Coming back to the Father's House, the subject is Coming to Your Senses & Talking Your Way Back!
Pastor Tyrone speaks on a "Fresh Start" letting go of unforgiveness and bitterness, don't carry it!
Luke 15:11-24 NLT
The Prodigal Story Summary: (THE LOST, WAYWARD, WRONG WAY LOUIE!)
1. He had it all not realizing it
2. His own way took him as low as he could go – Pig Pen Life!
3. His Realization of the Father’s Goodness
I WILL GO BACK – FRESH START!
We need to be Resilient NOUN [UNCOUNTABLE] /rɪˈzɪljəns/
Someone's ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after anillness, disappointment, or other problem.
The historian Froude wrote, “The worth of a man must be measured by his life, not by his failure under a singular and peculiar trial. But rather his ability to bound back and end well!
How to Recover - Recoup - Recapture - Renew & Restart
- Vs:18 - I have sinned – call it what it is, my way is the highway v:21
- Vs:19 – I am not worthy, Humility the key to fresh start v:21
- Please take me as your Servant,
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.” And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the LORD stood by. (Zechariah 3:1-5 NKJV)
1. God puts new clothes on you!
2. The accuser will always put you down; keep resisting him!
3. New clothing is from the Lord, stay fully clothed in God!
4. What God has cleansed is clean!
5. You will have service and access for the Kingdom of God!
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does. (1 Peter 5:8-11 MSG)
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet (James 4:7-10 MSG)
“‘For here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You’ll once again live in the land I gave your ancestors. You’ll be my people! I’ll be your God! (Ezekiel 36:24-28 MSG)
When he finished that talk, a Pharisee asked him to dinner. He entered his house and sat right down at the table. The Pharisee was shocked and somewhat offended when he saw that Jesus didn’t wash up before the meal. But the Master said to him, “I know you Pharisees burnish the surface of your cups and plates so they sparkle in the sun, but I also know your insides are maggoty with greed and secret evil. Stupid Pharisees! Didn’t the One who made the outside also make the inside? Turn both your pockets and your hearts inside out and give generously to the poor; then your lives will be clean, not just your dishes and your hands. (Luke 11:37-41 MSG)
How can a young person live a clean life? By carefully reading the map of your Word. I’m single-minded in pursuit of you; don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted. I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won’t sin myself bankrupt. Be blessed, GOD; train me in your ways of wise living. I’ll transfer to my lips all the counsel that comes from your mouth; I delight far more in what you tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches. I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you, I attentively watch how you’ve done it. I relish everything you’ve told me of life, I won’t forget a word of it.(Psalm 119:9-16 MSG)