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Go Get the Fatted Calf


Go Get the Fatted Calf, recorded live at Community Family Church in Independence, Kentucky, opens with Pastor Tommy Bates singing “Look What the Lord Has Done,” and “The Touch of The Master’s Strong Hand.” Shawna O’Shea provides a thrilling, faith building testimony of her miraculous healing from cancer. And Pastor Bates preaches a stirring message on one of the most powerful narratives in all of Scripture: the return of the prodigal son.

Pastor Bates brilliantly rehearses the familiar story (Luke 15:11-24) of the younger brother who, after claiming his inheritance, leaves his father’s house to make his own way in the world. With the best of intentions, he sets forth on a long journey of self-discovery “to a far country,” only to find himself lonely, broke, and forced to “feed swine” to avert starvation. He is lost, but not utterly lost because he can remember the comfort and happiness of home. And so he repents and returns, even though he recognizes his unworthiness and does not expect full restoration by his father. But when the father sees him afar off, he orders that the “fatted calf” be brought hither, saying “let us eat, and be merry” (v. 24). This is a story of the wages of sin and the power of repentance to bring salvation. It is the story of one boy, but it is also our story, for all have sinned and come short of God’s glory. But all can make a joyous return to the Father’s house. Pastor Bates has an urgent burden to call prodigal sons and daughters home. He is convinced that as the time for salvation draws to a close, we are on the verge of a great harvest of souls–a moment of coming home, of “recovery,” “renewal,” and “reviving” in the body of Christ.

Memories of home have the power to stir every lost sinner. This magnificent message will rekindle your faith in the power of prayer to bring your lost loved ones to conviction, repentance, and salvation. It will renew your confidence that they can come home again, no matter how far they have wandered or how low they have sunk. “Hold on,” Pastor Bates declares. The road to the Father’s house is paved with your prayers. God is already fattening the calf for many celebrations.  Don’t miss this one.

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