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The John Newton Project

On the Parable of The Prodigal


Luke 15:11-20

 
 
Luke history

'the history and the mystery'
 
Plantane Island  
 

Here are 10 sermons

forming part of an undated series

on
 

The Prodigal Son




Newton records in them

a word of testimony:
 
Luke prodigalb

'I have been this prodigal'
 
Plantane Island, Sierra Leone, where Newton sank to the depths of wretchedness
 
The sermons, transcribed from Newton's Notebook No. 22 in Lambeth Palace Library, MS 2939, were perhaps preached in Olney during the period 1768-1771, for which we have no diary information.

The notebook is headed 'Vol 1' and covers Luke 15:11-20.

Somewhere, there may still be a notebook of 'Vol 2', containing the sermons on Luke 15:21-32, which Newton indicated was the better part of the parable!

We would love to know if this additional notebook is located.
 

As the sermons go live, their no. will be highlighted.
 
sermon Scripture ref text
1 Luke 15:11,12 And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
2 Luke 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
3 Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
4 Luke 15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
5 Luke 15:15,16 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
6 Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
7 Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
8 Luke 15:18,19 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
9 Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
10 Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.


Acknowledgements:

Image of Plantane Island: Tom Bradley, www.tom-bradley.com
[for more of Tom's images of Plantane Island see this link]

Manuscript: Lambeth Palace Library MS 2939



 

Marylynn Rouse, 03/01/2017


Article printed from johnnewton.org at 04:39 on 17 December 2018