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  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 5, 2002
    based on 107 ratings
     | 18,528 views

    The younger son wanted blessing without relationship. So did the elder son. And so do we today.

    This morning, we continue our journey through the parables of Christ. As we’ve noted before, a parable is a short story which is intended to teach or illustrate some spiritual truth. Parables are small but powerful, and this is demonstrated by their familiarity. Few of us, I imagine, could explain ...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
     | 25,445 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

  • "Homeward Bound"

    Contributed by Dwight Davis on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,143 views

    The parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps the most famous of all of the Lord’s parables. But are we truly understanding the full significance of this amazing message of love and mercy?

    “Homeward Bound” In the United States today, it is estimated that between one and two million teenagers run away from home every year. Of course, there are many different reasons why these children choose to leave their homes. Many are simply the products of very ...read more

  • The Lost Son Series

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 5,534 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 Parable Of The Pouting Son Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 254 ratings
     | 95,086 views

    This in-depth view of Prodigal Son parable focuses on the elder son and the bitterness and resentment he displayed upon his brother’s return and how we sometimes have the same inflated sense of goodness and faulty understanding of our Father’s grace.

    The Parable of the Pouting Son Luke 15:25-32 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION Over the last three weeks we have been looking at what has been called the Parable of the Prodigal Son. In this masterpiece, Jesus communicates several lessons. I believe the main point of this story is to show us ...read more

  • How To Return To God Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 177 ratings
     | 87,574 views

    Prodigals still exist. These individuals rebel, stepping away from God’s blessings, indulging in reckless living and ruining their lives. But God runs to meet those who are at the point of total desperation and who are willing to repent and return home.

    How to Return to God Luke 15:11–24 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION The parable in this passage focuses on the character and nature of the God of the Bible. It’s usually called the parable of the Prodigal Son but I prefer to call it the parable of the Loving Father. Jesus uses this story to ...read more

  • What Is God Really Like? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 678 ratings
     | 172,215 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

  • Salvation Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Nov 28, 2000
    based on 128 ratings
     | 5,145 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

  • Pride And Prejudice Series

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Jan 26, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,746 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

  • Parables Of The Father's Love Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 14,080 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
     | 17,185 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

  • Lose Something ?

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 2,978 views

    The Prodigal Son through the eyes of the father.

    Lose Something ? Luke 15:11-32 March 25, 2001 We’ve all experienced misplacing something at one time or another. How many of you have searched endless for your keys ? Keys seem to have a strange way of finding the most unsuspecting places to hide. I heard about a man who came out of a ...read more

  • The Responsible, The Rebel And The Remarkable

    Contributed by Rita Sims on Mar 25, 2001
    based on 157 ratings
     | 2,413 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

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Germain Brown on Apr 9, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 2,183 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 Prodigal Son Revisited Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 25, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,660 views

    Which would you rather have? The foolishness of God or the wisdom of man? The choice is yours

    The Gospel reading is taken from : Luke 15:11-20 11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ’Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he ...read more