Taking the Next Step

Sunday Morning Service

May 29

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When you want to get right with God, you don't have to fix everything in your life first.

Sin / Addictions

  • Often covers root pains
  • Gives short term pleasure that promises freedom, but actually enslaves
  • To beat addictions, we need to take care of the underlying pains first

How did Jesus respond to prodigals?

  • Luke 15:1-32
  • The prodigals: lost sheep, lost coins, lost sons
  • Looks for prodigals
  • Finds the prodigals
  • Brings the prodigals back into the community
  • Celebrates with the community over the return of prodigals

How should we respond to prodigals?

  • Encourage them, uplift them, help them take their next step toward God
  • Acts 14:19-20
  • 1 John 4:11
  • Hebrews 10-24-25
  • Hebrews 3:12-13
  • James 5:16

How should we as prodigals take the next step?

  • Join in the community of Christ
  • Get a coach, mentor or friend with whom you can be honest about your life
  • Take your next step

Scripture Verses

Luke 15:1-32