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  • Restoring The Blessing Of Life Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Oct 8, 2010
     | 3,646 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

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

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Feb 10, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,382 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

  • Salvation Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Nov 28, 2000
    based on 128 ratings
     | 13,365 views

    This is part of a sermon series based on the Parables of Jesus. What's in it for me. This sermon is on the parable in Luke 15 - the prodigal son.

    What's In It for Me? - Salvation Some believe that if humankind is left to its own that the results will be positive and good. This was true once when God first made man but because of sin and it's destructive character there is no one who is righteous. When left to his own devices each of us ...read more

  • The Call To Become The Father

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on May 26, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,767 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

  • God's Lost And Found

    Contributed by Robert Mccracken on Mar 11, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,831 views

    Today’s scripture lesson comes from the Gospel of Luke. We will be looking at the story of The Lost Son. This is one of many stories that Jesus told on his way to Jerusalem. Jesus used these short stories to teach the people of the day import lessons a

    God’s Lost and Found Today’s scripture lesson comes from the Gospel of Luke. We will be looking at the story of The Lost Son. This is one of many stories that Jesus told on his way to Jerusalem. Jesus used these short stories to teach the people of the day import lessons about Christian life, ...read more

  • The Lost Son

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on May 18, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,440 views

    No matter what you’ve done, The Father is waiting to love you.

    INTRO NEW COVENANT Luke 15:11-32 Lets talk about the second son for a minute Jesus is talking to the Pharisees He’s saying my children will be like the lost one- Y’all will stay home and sulk This boy says---I’ve been here- obeyed every commandment THAT’S A LIE- NO BOY EVER OBEYED ALL ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Prodigal Father: A Parable Of Extravagant Love Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 32,280 views

    “Prodigal” means extravagant, lavish, unrestrained, and even to the point of being what some would consider being wasteful. Watch the father in this story. It was the father who threw himself into the prodigal land of extravagance and unrestrained love fo

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: In Luke 15, Luke gives a series of three parables in response to the criticism of the scribes and Pharisees that Jesus received unbelieving people and even ate with them. Evidently, His love and vulnerability attracted lost people from all classes and lifestyles. ...read more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Germain Brown on Apr 9, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 5,775 views

    Just come back to Him...

    THE PRODIGAL SON This story is based on Luke 15:11 - 32. In a far away land, where no man had ever gone before, came Mr. Christopher Columbus and discovered it after the Indians did. Many, many years later, came to live a man named Mr. Sir, and started killing chickens, ...read more

  • The Responsible, The Rebel And The Remarkable

    Contributed by Rita Sims on Mar 25, 2001
    based on 157 ratings
     | 3,667 views

    In many ways, we have been the youngest son, the father and the eldest son as depicted in the parable of the Prodigal Son.

    Today, we celebrate the well-loved parabled called the Prodigal Son. I want us to think of it from perhaps a little different perspective. I want us to think about how each one of us, in many ways, has been the youngest son, the father, and the eldest son. Especially as we are in the season of ...read more

  • Parables Of The Father's Love Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 18,631 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

  • Thanksgiving's Empty Chair

    Contributed by Mark Otero on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 647 ratings
     | 19,328 views

    The irony of thanksgiving is sometimes those closest to the Father’s blessings can become the least thankful. The Prodigal’s brother demonstrates this reality by his words and actions.

    Thanksgiving’s Empty Chair Luke 15: 25 - 32 INTRODUCE A woman was visiting some people who lived on a farm, and she noticed a pig limping in the backyard with a wooden leg. She asked the farmer, "What happened to the pig?" The farmer said, "Oh, Betsy is a wonderful pig. One night the house ...read more

  • The Lost Son Series

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 8,013 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

  • The Evil Hoard Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 9, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,909 views

    Part II of a series based on the question, "How to spend an inheirtance" This sermon encourages us not to hold on to the love of the Father but to spend it freely.

    Title: A Chocolate Piano and an Older Brother Text: Luke 15:25 - 32 FCF: In Christ, we have more than enough blessing – we need not sit on it! SO: I want people to realize that hoarding an inheritance can be just as bad as squandering it Intro: Last week, you’ll remember we talked about ...read more

  • A Prodigal, A Parishoner, And A Ceo Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 9, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,795 views

    Part I of a 3 part series, "How to spend an inheritance"

    Title: A Prodigious Inheritance, Pt.1 Text: Luke 15:11-24 FCF: God has given us a remarkable inheritance; we must choose wisely how to invest it. SO: Next week, I’ll be challenging the congregation not to rest on its laurels, but before I do that, I want to remind them of the riches they have ...read more

  • The "Lost' Parables

    Contributed by Keith Butler on Aug 24, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,410 views

    Why did the Pharisees receive these parables from Jesus? Because they did not rejoice over the lost being found.

    THE “LOST” PARABLES Luke 15:1-32 Key Verse and Theme: “But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” (Luke 15:32) 1. Who was Jesus addressing? A. The tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear ...read more