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The Deception of Goodness

August 26, 2018 Series: Parables from the Gospel of Luke

Scripture: Luke 15:25–15:32

The Deception of Goodness

Luke 15:25-32

August 26, 2018



Introduction: The Broader Context


I. The event (vv. 25-27)

   A. Older son is working

   B. What he learns



II. The response of the older brother (vv. 28-30)

   A. Anger

   B. The wrong belief: exclusiveness

   C. The right goal: obedience

   D. The wrong motive



III. The persistent love of the Father (vv. 31-32)

   A. The address

   B. The relationship

   C. The celebration



IV. Conclusion

   A. Parable of the two lost brothers

   B. How are we lost?

   C. How are we found?

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