The Sadness of the Father

True Fiction: The Sadness of the Father

Order of Worship

June 11, 2023

Welcome and Call to Worship


  • Song “Rising Sun”

  • Song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”

  • Song “Loving My Jesus”


Greeting and Announcements


Sermon – Pastor, Mike Halstead

The Sadness of the Father

When a son, daughter, grandchild chooses not to walk with the Lord

 Luke 15:11-32

I. Dealing With The Guilt
A. Good guilt
B. Bad guilt
C. Understanding free will Luke 13:34
II. Taking It Seriously . . . . From Day 1 Proverbs 22:6
A. The variables
– No perfect parents
– Influences beyond your control (or in your control)
– Satan, the prince of this world Proverbs 22:15, 4:13-14
B. Heavy yoke vs light yoke
C. Under exposed vs. over exposed
D. Physical protection over spiritual and emotional
III. What Is Left To Do?
A. Forgive?
B. Pray continually Luke 18:1-5
C. Protect yourself
– When is it okay to move on?
– Destruction to other members of the family
– Destructive to the lost sheep by ______________


  • Song “Your Glory / Nothing But the Blood”

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