Luke 15 – The hero of the story is the Father. He has manifested His love to us.
1. Manifested love creates a culture.
The father showed a culture of love, generosity, forgiveness, mercy, grace, celebration. Father God loves to celebrate! An extravagant culture.
1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.
We build cultures in our lives and families.
Our culture is not just to love one another, but to also believe in His name. We can use the authority in the name of Jesus.
Build a culture of praying in tongues. Build a culture of singing spiritual songs.
2. Manifested love manifests thought memorials.
Our Old Testament forefathers built many memorials to the Lord. Jacob, Joshua, God’s appointed feasts, Purim, etc.
Build times of good memories. Memorials of special times you have had in the presence of God.
3. Manifests unconditionally.
Undeserved. Not about what we do. We are called to love without conditions.