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Finding Your Way Back to God - Week 1 - Awakening to Longing

February 28, 2016 Speaker: Bruce Humphrey Series: Finding Your Way Back to God

Passage: Luke 15:11–15:32

Week 1 – Awakening to Longing

Message Big Idea: The longing to be loved, to find purpose for our days, to find meaning in our pain is given to us by God and intended to lead us back to him.

Longing to be ___love________.

Longing to be ___purpose___________.

Longing to be ___meaning_________.

Luke 15:11-16

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “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. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

You need to come _________home_________.

Pray:

“God if you are real, make yourself real to me. Awaken in me the ability to see that you are what’s missing from my life.”

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