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Part 3: "Father Flaws"

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Join our mailing listWhenever people hear the word 'father' - well, what comes to your mind? All sorts of different things come to different people's minds, depending on their own experience of what a father has been to them. You see 'father' is not a neutral word. If you've had a good parental experience, or you're trying your best to be a good father, you might assume wrongly that for most people this is a positive connotation - but there are very different thoughts come to different people's minds when they hear this word. That is because some folk have been wrongly taught about what a father should be through the example of their own fathers. We don't want to be too hard on fathers here in all that we say, because often we have only been the type of father, or had the type of father, that they had or that we have had. We learn by example.

We have seen how the experience of our own fathers, humanly, can affect our view of Father God. We have also seen how wrong teaching can skew our understanding and our concept of what God is really like. So there are some people who are left with a warm, secure feeling when they hear the word 'father', but there are other folk who are filled with a sense of horror, shame, fear, because they have had awful fathers. Then there is another group of people, which is greater than you would imagine, and they are just left empty. 'Father', when they hear that term, does nothing for them. They are numb. It's not a particularly negative emotion that they express, it's just no emotion at all. So let me ask you: what does 'father' mean to you? [Listen or read more...]

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Welcome Home: The Story Of The Prodigal Son
by Brownlow North
Welcome Home: The Story Of The Prodigal Son
Brownlow North had many distinguished relatives, including a Prime Minister and a Bishop. Yet he had no interest in a career either in the church or in politics. Instead 'Gentleman Jack', as he was known at Eton, preferred to spend most of his time hunting, shooting and fishing in the highlands of Scotland.

However, in 1854 in a house near Dallas, Morayshire in Scotland, he fell ill and was convinced he was going to die. Although he recovered completely from this illness it changed his lifestyle totally - because he had decided to put God first in his life. He went on to become an evangelist, and preached widely in Britain and Ireland. North was a significant figure in the 1859 revival in Ireland, on one occasion preaching to 12,000 people.

'Welcome Home' is the story of the prodigal son - as applied to you and me. Brownlow North draws on his own experience to show how relevant the parable is to men and women of today.

From the introduction: "There are some passages in the Word of God, with which different men, according to their different temperaments and characteristics, think they have little to do; that however suitable they may be to others, they in no way apply to them; and that consequently they can teach them little. One such passage, I think, is the parable of the Prodigal Son. When this parable is given out for the text of a sermon, or is the title of a book laying on the table, many think that the subject can concern them but little; that whatever else they may be, they are not Prodigal Sons...". This little evangelistic work will be a blessing to any believer, and a challenge and encouragement to those who have not yet accepted Christ.

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