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  • "In Defense Of The Older Son"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 8, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,534 views

    We don’t usually hear much about the older son, but hey, he had a right to be miffed! Didn’t he...?

    (A backwards glance at the parable of the Prodigal) 22 “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was ...read more

  • The Compassionate Father Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jul 12, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,705 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

  • "Homeward Bound"

    Contributed by Dwight Davis on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 6,695 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

  • Lose Something ?

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 4,139 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

  • "Scandalous Grace"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 4, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,512 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

  • Jesus Finds Lost Things! (The Lost Son) Series

    Contributed by Tony Searles on Feb 15, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,908 views

    This is the third of a three part sermon series I preached during our Month of Missions emphasis. In this particular sermon we considered how the son represents those who willingly and knowingly wander away from God.

    MAIN TEXT - Luke 15:11-32 Over the last couple weeks I have attempted to make a case for us to develop a HEART for MISSIONS – especially here in our “Month of Missions!” In that, I have made it expressly clear that it is all about having a heart that reflects God’s ...read more

  • The Evil Hoard Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 9, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,526 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

  • Lost And Found

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 16, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,952 views

    A sermon on the three parables of Jesus based in Luke 15.

    December 06, 1996 I. Introduction: A. Experiences of those who have experienced being lost 1. An old man who got lost because of Alzheimer disease 2. A young man who got lost wandering in the forest because of mental impairment 3. A young girl lost in a crowded shopping mall B. ...read more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jun 14, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,025 views

    Before we can become the father, we must deal with our prodigal nature

    Luke 15:11-32 June 13, 2004 The Return of the Prodigal Returning to the Father Over the Last few weeks we have been looking at this story of the Prodigal Son with the emphasis that we are all called to become the father in the story. But I also recognize that unless we deal with our ...read more

  • The Older Brother

    Contributed by Matthew Stidham on Apr 25, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,361 views

    Here’s a different look at the parable of the lost son from Luke 15. It’s a narrative sermon that focuses not as much on the lost son, but more on the rest of the story...the older brother’s reaction.

    The Older Brother 2/24/2008 AM By Matt Stidham for the Whitewright Church of Christ I’d like to begin by telling you a story this morning. This story is a pretty common family story...while you’re listening to this story, some of you might be able to think of a family you know that could ...read more

  • To The Distant Country And Back

    Contributed by Michael Trask on Mar 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,963 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Morning After The Night Before

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Sep 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,829 views

    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 ...read more

  • Lost Sheep

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 25, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,522 views

    What happens when believers stray and how we make it back into the fold.

    25, September 2005 Dakota Community Church Lost Sheep Proverbs19: 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. 1Peter 2: 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Isaiah ...read more

  • The Prodigal Fathe Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 20, 2014
     | 1,676 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

  • Restoring The Blessing Of Life Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Oct 8, 2010
     | 2,990 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