Summary: Can you see what your looking for?
Luke 15:11And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12And 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.
13And 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.
14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17And 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!
18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20And 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.
21And 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.
22But 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:
23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
(1) Homecoming is a time we look back.
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.
A. Remember his home and what he had.
B. He saw himself with his Father.
C. He remembered he was safe .
D. Big dreams got the best of him.
(2) Looking is a time to look where we are now.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
A. All is gone our life is in trouble.
B. Time we have wasted.
C. Goods we have wasted.
D. We find our selves in want and need.
(3) Looking forward to see where and what we need to do.
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!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
A. We have a reality check and realize where we need to be.
B. We now can see our wasted years.
C. We can see its time to wake up and check out.
D. We are hungry hurting and alone.
C. Common sense teaches us what we need to do at this point.
(4) Look up where we can see what’s down the road.
1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
A. A new home a open arm welcome
B. A great celebration with all the saints
C. A homecoming where there will be no separation
D. Peace Joy Happiness No more tears Brand new body
What a homecoming this will be THE FATHER IS WAITING FOR US GET UP LETS GO TOGEATHER.