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  • Welcome Home Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    This week we examine the parables of "lostness" focusing on the parable of "The Compassionate Father and His Two Lost Sons." While the prodigal son’s lostness is obvious, the elder son is lost in his own way as well.

    Parables of Jesus Welcome Home Luke 15:11-32 April 26, 2009 A family had put the carcass and scraps from their turkey dinner in a trash bag and set it outside next to the back steps intending to clean up and then put the bag in the can after making sure that nothing else needed to go in the more

  • Dealing With Guilt Pt 2

    Contributed by Milton Smith on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    You can be free from the guilt of your past actions.

    There is a silence in the room and a lean, bold gentleman stands up and bellows, "All Rise. " The people in the room stand as a strong , stately man dressed in a black robe enters the room and instructs: "Be seated." He reviews some papers in front of him and looks toward you with a pointed stare. more

  • Lost And Found And Celestial Parties

    Contributed by David Welch on Dec 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Message on the lost and found parables of Luke 15.

    “Lost and Found and Celestial Parities” Luke 15:1-32 Introduction When thoughts become a pattern of thinking they sprout attitudes. Attitudes blossom into behavior. Behavior becomes habit. Habit becomes character. Transformed living cannot take place without more

  • Parable Of The Prodigal Son Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Mar 13, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus in the Parable of the Prodigal Son reveals the true nature of the father

    Parable 11 - Parable of the Prodigal Son Visit to Pasadena • The year was 1973 • I had been accepted to college in England • Decided to visit Bob in California on the way to England • For 10 years I had been reading in a particular prophetic magazine about the imminent fall of the US • The more

  • The Morning After The Night Before

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Sep 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    We all know the story about the party that was thrown for the Prodigal, but what happened the next morning?

    You have all felt the feeling or have heard of someone who has. The dreaded morning after the night before. You hadn’t intended on staying at the party that long, you knew that you had to get up the next morning and yet there it was. As some people say, “it is what it is.” The year I more

  • What God Expects When We Mess Up

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 22, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    The believer and unbeliever alike have responsibilities when it comes to dealing with sin in their life.

    WHAT GOD EXPECTS WHEN WE MESS UP? LUKE 15:11-32 INTRODUCTION Young Johnny was reared in a fine Christian home. When he was only nine years old, his father took him into his office one day and explained the gospel message of Jesus Christ to him, and young Johnny accepted Christ as his Savior. more

  • How To Love A Wandering Child Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 7, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Father’s Day service looking at Jesus our Father King (6th in Worship the King series). It’s the Prodigal Son story, but more like the Faithful Father aspect.

    Luke 15:11-32 – How to Love a Wandering Child Apparently, some kids had talked Mom into getting a hamster. They promised to take care of their pet, whom they named “Danny.” Within two months, though, Mom was taking care of Danny. One day Mom decided enough was enough; Danny would be more

  • The Evil Hoard Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 14, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • The Parable Of The Prodigal Son (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 13, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    God welcomes repentant sinners and rejoices over them.

    [To receive free, weekly sermons by email, please contact] It’s often said that Charles Dickens, one of the most popular writers of all time, considered the parable of the prodigal son to be “the greatest story ever told.” Since this parable is really about the different more

  • A Father To The Fatherless Is God

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jun 21, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Dads will find their wisest counsel for fatherhood from the way God Father’s humanity.

    Father’s Day Sermon for CATM – June 21, 2009 A Father to the Fatherless is God - Luke 15:11-24; Psalm 68:4-6 I love being a father. I’ve loved it since day one when Jared was born. I loved it from the moment I got use to the idea that we were going to have a child, 4 years in to the 7 more

  • The Prodigal God - Intro To Series Series

    Contributed by David Rumley on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    This series explains the gospel in a way that challenges everyone. Have you ever thought you knew something, to find out you missed the point entirely? In Jesus’ parable we historically call "the prodigal son" only half the story is typically talked about

    THE PRODIGAL GOD Part One: Why a Prodigal God - Introduction of the series… Inspired by and parts based on Tim Kellers book “The Prodigal God” 1. Tell the story… luke 15: 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 more

  • Act One: The Younger Son Series

    Contributed by David Rumley on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    A man had two sons... Luke 15 tells us the powerful salvation story of two sons. This is Act One - The younger son!

    The Prodigal God Act One: The Younger Son Parts and concept Inspired by Tim Kellers book “The Prodigal God” The choice of the younger son… • Tell the story Luke 15: 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 more

  • Sons, Sin, Swine, And Starving Souls

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 29, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    World Hunger Sunday: The younger son found that physical hunger starved his soul; the elder son found that spiritual hunger hardened his heart; the Father hungers for all of his children’s needs.

    When I read the Gospels, I know that Jesus must have been a Baptist, and the twelve disciples must have been the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Galilee. Must have been! Do you know why? Because there is all this talk about eating! Everywhere you turn in the Gospels, there are stories more

  • Welcome Home

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Oct 18, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • To The Distant Country And Back

    Contributed by Michael Trask on Mar 20, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The Prodigal went to "a distant country". "The Distant Country" is not a foriegn state, but rather a sinful state of mind....that leads to ruin. But there is a way back.

    “There was a man who had two sons. the younger one said to his father, ‘father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger Son got together all he had, set off for a distant country....” The “distant Country”. The young more