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The Parable of the Lost Son

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“I Wish You Were Dead!”

Luke 15:11 NIV
Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.
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Luke 15:12 NIV
The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
Luke 15:13 NIV
“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.
Luke 15:14 NIV
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
Luke 15:15 NIV
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.
Luke 15:16 NIV
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
Luke 15:17 NIV
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
Luke 15:18 NIV
I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
Luke 15:19 NIV
I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’
Luke 15:20 NIV
So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
Luke 15:21 NIV
“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
Luke 15:22 NIV
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Luke 15:23 NIV
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.
Luke 15:24 NIV
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
Luke 15:25 NIV
“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.
Luke 15:26 NIV
So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.
Luke 15:27 NIV
‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
Luke 15:28 NIV
“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.
Luke 15:29 NIV
But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.
Luke 15:30 NIV
But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
Luke 15:31 NIV
“ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
Luke 15:32 NIV
But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ”
Luke 15:1 NIV
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.
Luke 15:2 NIV
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
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