Transformed: Spiritual Health

September 18, 2022

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. 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.
17 When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired
servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go
home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you,
19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a
hired servant.”’
20 So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his
father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son,
embraced him, and kissed him. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned
against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’
22 But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house
and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the
calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of
mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So
the party began.”
Luke 15:11-24 NLT

Our spiritual health is transformed when...

1) We get fed up. (vv. 13-16)

2) We fess up. (vv. 17-19)

3) We show up. (vv. 20-21)

4) We gather up. (vv. 22-24)