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  • "Scandalous Grace"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 4, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,870 views

    Where do you "fit in" to the parable of the Prodigal Son"?

    "Scandalous Grace" Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 What are we to make of this parable? I think that this parable is the parable that most shows what God is trying to reveal to us in sending Jesus into the world. In the story Jesus tells, the younger son goes off with his inheritance and blows the ...read more

  • Restoring The Blessing Of Life Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Oct 8, 2010
     | 3,883 views

    The Blessing we are referring to is not that of some outward sign of health and wealth that we need to claim, but the blessing of God as Father.

    Today we’re beginning a new series. We’ve entitled this series “Living in the Blessing.” The Blessing we are referring to is not that of some outward sign of health and wealth that we need to claim…. but rather something more foundational to life. It is the blessing ...read more

  • Pride And Prejudice Series

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Jan 26, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 5,727 views

    Two attitudes displayed in two sons, that kept each of them from receiving the joy God intended for them.

    In 1884 a young man died, and after the funeral his grieving parents decided to establish a memorial to him. With that in mind they met with Charles Eliot, president of Harvard University. Eliot received the unpretentious couple into his office and asked what he could do. After they expressed their ...read more

  • Parable Of The Forgiving Father Series

    Contributed by L Lee on Sep 11, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,762 views

    This parable is commonly called the Parable of the prodigal son. But as I read the parable, nothing grips me more than the father.

    Parable of the forgiving father The text This parable is commonly called the Parable of the prodigal son. But as I read the parable, nothing grips me more than the father. Therefore I would agree with some people that the parable is better known as the Parable of the forgiving father. (Luke ...read more

  • The Prodigal Father: Looking At The Older Brother Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 20, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,131 views

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Prodigal Father: Looking at the Older Brother

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Prodigal Father: Looking at the Older Brother Luke 15:25-32 September 20, 2009 We have seen that ‘prodigal’ means being characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure, to be lavish, or extravagant. More than anyone else in this ...read more

  • The Prodigal Fathe Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 20, 2014
     | 2,694 views

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Prodigal Father

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Prodigal Father Luke 15:11-32 August 23, 2009 Merriam-Webster online Dictionary defines ‘prodigal’ as, 1: characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure: lavish <a prodigal feast> <prodigal outlays for her clothes>; and 2: recklessly ...read more

  • Parables Of The Father's Love Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 19,089 views

    Jesus tells three parables illustrating what it means to be lost, heaven¡¦s joy when the lost are found and how the loving Father looks to save people.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 41 ¡§Parables of the Father¡¦s Love¡¨ Luke 15:1-32 As we open our study of Chapter fifteen, the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling again. ¡§Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew ...read more

  • What Is God Really Like? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 679 ratings
     | 182,733 views

    Like the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son, God regrets your rebellion but loves you so much he will let you walk out of fellowship with him. But He is also a God who runs to you when you return and restores you when you repent.

    What is God Really Like? Luke 15:11-24 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION What is God really like? Some people think the most important question of life is “Do you believe in God?” But a more important question is “What kind of God do you believe in?” There is something worse than being an ...read more

  • The Lost Son Series

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 8,226 views

    Third message in the series "God’s Lost and Found from Luke 15. This message deals with the prodigal son and the fact that when we stray awy from God we don’t cease being His child. He welcomes us home with open arms.

    We started, several weeks ago, a series of messages on God’s Lost and Found from Luke chapter 15. We came to realize that this is not three separate parables, but rather one parable with three different parts, or examples that each illustrates the love of the Lord Jesus for those that are ...read more

  • Welcome Home

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Oct 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,793 views

    Jesus told three parables about lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. The stories highlight the truth that missing people matter to God. God places tremendous value on every individual. All heaven rejoices when one person repents and turns to God.

    “Welcome Home” Luke 15:11-27 Those of you who have had or currently have sons can closely identify with the story Jesus told about a rebellious son. The rebellious son was the teenager and the other son was obedient and probably in his twenties. In Luke chapter 15 Luke records that Jesus ...read more

  • The Waiting Father Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on May 18, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 8,805 views

    We may relate to each of the characters in the story of the prodigal, but we are called to become the father.

    Luke 15:11-32 May 14, 2004 The Waiting Father – Becoming the Father How many people have read the book “The Return of The Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen? This is one of my “must read” books for Christians – I even recommend it for non-Christians. If you haven’t read them yet, this ...read more

  • The Older Brother Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jul 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 16,002 views

    Most of us in Church relate to the older brother if we are honest. The father loves us as much as the prodigal and invites into the party.

    Luke 15:11-32 June 20, 2004 The Older Brother We’ve been looking at the story of the Prodigal Son for many weeks now – we began by talking for 4 weeks about our call to become the Father in the story. But last week I talked about how taking up the call to become the father without ...read more

  • The Compassionate Father Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jul 12, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,961 views

    Jesus’ picture of the compasionat father corrects many of our wrong images of God

    Luke 15:11-32 June 27, 2004 The Compassionate Father Verses 1-2 1Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." Our image of God speaks directly to ...read more

  • The Call To Become The Father

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on May 26, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,802 views

    Our Call to become the father in the story involves grief, forgiveness & generosity

    Luke 15:11-32 May 23, 2004 The Call to Become the Father “The Return of The Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. This is one of my “must read” books for Christians – I even recommend it for non-Christians. If you haven’t read it yet, read it this summer. We’ll have a little book discussion ...read more

  • Looking For What's Lost, Pt. Ii Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Feb 10, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,459 views

    In the story of the Prodigal Son we learn lessons for the prodigals and for the "faithful sons."

    Looking for What’s Lost, Part II Luke 15:11-32 Continuing our study of Luke, we find ourselves in Chapter 15. I want to invite you to be turning there. We previously looked at the first part of this chapter. Jesus was being criticized by some of the Jewish leaders because he was eating and ...read more