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  • The Prodigal Father

    Contributed by Lanny Carpenter on Apr 7, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    Who is the real emphasis on in the commonly called "Parable of the Prodigal son"? It may surprise you who was the real prodigal!

    THE PRODIGAL FATHER LUKE 15:11-24 INTRO: Jesus often spoke in parables in his teachings. 1. What is a parable? a. Parable signifies "the placing of one thing beside another" with a view to comparison. b. It is the lesson that is of value; the hearer must catch the analogy if he is to be more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    The Character and Nature of our heavenly Father

    Luke 15:11-32 - The Prodigal Son Story: The son of a wealthy man expected to receive a sports car for his graduation. Instead, his Dad called him into his study, told him that he loved him and handed him a gift wrapped box. When he opened it, he found it contained a leather bound Bible, with more

  • A Meditation On The Parable Of The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Dan Funk on Aug 23, 2014

    I believe Jesus is drawing our attention to the father and his compassion and joy in order to give us a a deeper understanding of the nature of God and His Kingdom; of our calling to be instruments of His life-giving compassion, and to share in His joy.

    We heard in today’s Gospel reading the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and I am sure most of us have read and heard it numerous times. And we all perhaps have lost count of the sermons we have heard on this parable. You may be wondering what on earth I can say on this that is new or unique. I more

  • The Parable Of The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Simon Bartlett on Feb 19, 2021

    The parable explains why Jesus received tax collectors and sinners and why we need to too. It's all about God's grace!

    Today we’re going to look at the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It’s Jesus’ longest parable and one of the most famous. We can look at this story from several perspectives. We could reflect on the father in the story and what he shows us of God’s extraordinary grace. We could think about the more

  • Not The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Simon Bartlett on Feb 27, 2021

    In the parable of the Prodigal Son, the younger son squandered his inheritance. And yet, his father received him back. So, is what we do with our money not important?!’ The Parable of the Dishonest Manager is Jesus' answer.

    "Not the prodigal son" Today we’re looking at what is often called the Parable of the Dishonest Manager, or the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, or similar. A rich man entrusts his manager with stewardship of his assets. The manager wastes his master’s wealth. The rich man demands an more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus told the story to reveal God’s love to saints and sinners alike

    NR 17-03-07 ES Lk 15:1-3 and 11-32 If we really want to understand the Parable of the Prodigal Son, we need to look at the context of the story. Why did Jesus tell the story? And we find the answer to that question in the opening verses of Luke 15. Let me read them to you: Tax collectors and more

  • The Loving, Waiting Father Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar 1, 2001
    based on 104 ratings

    The parable of the prodigal son is equally as much a parable of the Loving, Waiting God, whom we call Father.

    Sermon for IV Lent, Year C Based on Lk. 15:1-3, 11-32 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “The Waiting, Loving Father” Today’s parable is regarded by many as the greatest parable Jesus ever told. It is a parable that fits in well with one of the favourite themes of Luke’s Gospel, namely: that more

  • Our Prodigal Father

    Contributed by David Mcnally on Sep 8, 2012

    Jesus told a parable to illustrate how sinners, like silly children, can come back to their forgiving fathers, but while the younger son was prodigal in the way he got through his father's money, it is God our heavenly Father who is prodigal, extravagant

    GOSPEL - Luke 15:11-32 SERMON – Our Prodigal Father We call God “Our Father” but He is greater in every way than any human father or mother could ever be. Paul said: “We think WE are so wise, so clever, but God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom”. His more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    A message on Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son.

    THE PRODIGAL SON Luke 15:11-32 INTRO: Jesus used many parables in his ministry. We sometimes fail to see the real underlying message in the Parables He used. Today we want to see what message Jesus intended in more

  • Parenting The Prodigal

    Contributed by Aaron Beard on Aug 6, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Practical instructions for parents of children who are choosing the world over Christ. This a look at lessons learned from father of the prodigal son.

    PARENTING THE PRODIGAL INTRODUCTION: A. One of the greatest challenges placed before anyone is the challenge of raising children so that they will become faithful Christians themselves! 1. It is a sobering and even scary task before a parent – They are molding hearts and shaping more

  • The Heart Of A Father

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Although the main focus of the Prodigal Son parable is the ungracious brother, the assumptions made about the Prodigal’s father are enlightening.

    The Heart of a Father (Luke 15:11-32) 1. Father’s Day -- what can we say? 2. Sermon Central took a poll, and this would be mostly of pastors. The question and results are as follows: What do you expect for Father’s Day? A big deal 3% Simple card/gift 42% Nothing 35% Surprise more

  • Lost And Found

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jul 24, 2013
    based on 7 ratings

    Three parables carrying one message: the lost sheep; the lost coin; and the Prodigal son.

    LOST AND FOUND. Luke 15. ‘Horror of horrors!’ proclaimed the scribes and Pharisees. The tax-collectors and ‘sinners’ were drawing near to hear the words of Jesus! The three parables which follow in Luke 15 show the calm response of the Master. In fact, whilst there are three parables, the more

  • The Parable Of The Lost Sons Luke 15:11-32

    Contributed by Damon S Adams on Mar 16, 2016
    based on 4 ratings

    This message is a exposition of the Parable of the Prodigal. The message demonstrates how rich the parable is and how the Middle Eastern context adds to our understanding of the meaning and application of the three main characters of the parable.

    The Parable of the Lost Sons Luke 15: 11-32 Introduction – Going to Cyprus for an extended stay of 3 months when I was 3yrs old back in 1963, I experienced village life that plunged me into a context that in some ways probably resembled something of the village setting of the parable of the more

  • Lost But Found

    Contributed by Zacch Olorunnipa on Aug 20, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    From the parables of the lost possessions as told by Jesus, this sermon draws several important messages including a call to unbelievers to get out of their lost status and come to Jesus Christ, and also a challenge to believers to aggressively participat

    LOST BUT FOUND Text: Luke 15: 1 – 36 (KJV) By Pastor Zacch Olorunnipa Introduction Losing and finding things is a life long phenomenon even form the Biblical times. For more

  • Are You Lost?

    Contributed by Darrin Fish on May 6, 2014

    We have to understand that each one of us has lived in hopelessness and despair But because we have a loving, and compassionate Father, We can have hope,

    In the Gospel according to Luke, • We find one of the greatest short stories that can be found in the Bible! • And the story I am referring to is the parable of "The Prodigal Son," • It’s one of the first stories we hear, as children, in Sunday School. And As adults, we more