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The Distant Country

The Distant Country

Luke 15:11-16 (Psalm 118:24-27)

 

 

Luke 15:11-13New Living Translation (NLT)

11 To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.

13 “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.

 

  • All AHA stories end up in the Distant Country
    • The Distant Country at first seems fun

 

  • The Distant Country will leave you broke
    • Wild Living = “a wild and undisciplined life”

 

Luke 15:14-16New Living Translation (NLT)

14 About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. 15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16 The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything.

 

  • The Distant Country will leave you empty.
  • The Distant Country will leave you alone.

 

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