“The Righteous Brother”

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Sermon Notes

   This morning we are returning to our message series that parallels our small group study by Andy Stanley called Christian. We are focusing on the self-righteous older brother in Jesus’ Prodigal Son story.      

   This made up story was primarily addressed to the Pharisees in the crowd. Jesus was challenging some of their long held views about themselves, how they were treating the “sinners” in their midst and their beliefs about who God is and how He relates to people.

   There may be some of us who are quite a bit like this older brother but even if it isn’t our basic nature or personality, we all have a tendency to act like him at times and it is important to know when we are or when we are about to so that we can recognize it and can change our attitude and our actions in that particular situation.