Go Yo Radio Show 1-25-2015 (AHA Student Series)

 

Awakening

  • What does it mean to be lost?
    • The Lost Sheep
    • The Lost Coin
    • The Lost Son
  • The state of being asleep
    • In our lives, how often do we just go through the motions?
    • An awakening is the alarm clock of our lives, it that moment when we realize just how depraved and fallen we are. In these moments life seems worthless. God gives awakening warning as alarms.
  • What might these awakening moments look like?
    • Words from a friend
      • When we have friends that love us so much that they tell us when we are wrong. We should pay attention, these are awakening moments in our lives.
      • When friends or youth leaders or parents ask you about the friends your with or the girls you date.
    • God may give us a taste of future consequences
      • We might compare this to a scared straight program, or even to juvenile offenders who haven’t been tried as adults.
      • God will get our attention.
    • We see the example of others who have gone before us.
      • Who are some heroes in your life? How do you try and follow there example? It is good to find someone who is strong in the faith after whom to model your life.
      • We should also learn from the negative example of others.
    • Taking a look at the future.
      • What will life look like if we continue in our ways? What will our eternity look like if we continue in our ways?
    • Luke 15:11-18
      • He also said: “A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate I have coming to me. ’ So he distributed the assets to them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living. After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing. Then he went to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. He longed to eat his fill from the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him any. When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger! I’ll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.

  • All of humanity belonged to God. (Gen. 1-2)
    • Because we were created to be God’s image, we are completely and utterly dependant on God.
    • Not depending on God, is rebellion against God.
  • Humanity took its inheritance and went his own way (Gen. 3)
    • We have all fallen away.
    • How often do we try and live life without God?
    • Have we given our lives to God.
    • If we are completely dependant on God, then we cannot live without Him. The fact that we still live is nothing other than God’s grace.
  • God chose the Jews as His people (first son)
    • Today, those who have become God’s people might see themselves as the first son rather than the second. We are with God and what is God’s is ours as well. This will be important to remember as we continue this series over the next couple of weeks.
  • The second son represents the gentiles.
    • Today, we might think of the second son as those who do not know Christ. They are out squandering the inheritance that God has left to all humankind.
    • We must be praying for them, and we must be doing everything that we can do to bring them back home to the Father.
    • Remember that this is in the context of Christ answering the grumbling of the Pharisees (who were Jews). They complained that Christ welcomed in the sinner, or the gentile. Christ explains through three parables that the gentiles are also children of God.
  • Have you been awakened?
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