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  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 5, 2002
    based on 107 ratings
     | 17,852 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

  • Thanksgiving's Empty Chair

    Contributed by Mark Otero on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 647 ratings
     | 16,720 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

  • What Is God Really Like? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 678 ratings
     | 171,768 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

  • God's Lost And Found

    Contributed by Robert Mccracken on Mar 11, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,219 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 Responsible, The Rebel And The Remarkable

    Contributed by Rita Sims on Mar 25, 2001
    based on 157 ratings
     | 2,340 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
     | 13,901 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

  • God Our Father Is Rich In Mercy

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Mar 28, 2006
    based on 42 ratings
     | 9,555 views

    Lent 4(C) - Even when were dead in transgressions and sins God made us alive with Christ because God our Father is rich in mercy.

    GOD OUR FATHER IS RICH IN MERCY March 26, 2006 -- Lent 4 - Luke 15:11-32 Dear Fellow-Redeemed and Saints in the Lord: Certainly today’s text is a familiar parable that we may have heard many times. It is still good to refresh our memory of the divine meaning here for our learning. In ...read more

  • Lose Something ?

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 2,887 views

    The Prodigal Son through the eyes of the father.

  • "Homeward Bound"

    Contributed by Dwight Davis on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,943 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 Waiting Father Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on May 18, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 5,847 views

    We may relate to each of the characters in the story of the prodigal, but we are called to become the father.

    Luke 15:11-32 May 14, 2004 The Waiting Father – Becoming the Father How many people have read the book “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 them yet, this ...read more

  • Pity Party - Prodigal Son / Brother

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 28, 2004
    based on 81 ratings
     | 7,567 views

    It’s a sad tune because the only instrument in the band is your own drum which you are beating on incessantly - Very "Phunny" opening poem, then the CURSE, CAUSE, AND CURE of Self Pity. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.

    Pity Party Luke 15:25-32 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/PityParty.html It’s a sad tune because the only instrument in the band is your own drum which you are beating on incessantly. It’s not fun to listen to and no one taps their foot. But you are certain it makes you feel better to beat it ...read more

  • Buscando Lo Perdido, Segunda Parte Series

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Feb 10, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,320 views

    Por ver la historia del Hijo Pródigo, podemos aprender lecciones para los pródigos y para los hijos fieles.

    Buscando Lo Perdido, Segunda Parte Lucas 15.11-32 Seguimos con nuestro estudio de Lucas, estando ahora en el capítulo 15. Quiero invitarles a buscar ese pasaje. Antes nosotros estudiamos la primera parte de este capítulo. Jesús fue criticado por los líderes de los judíos porque comía y bebía ...read more

  • What Do When You Mess Up Bad! - Parable Of The Prodigal Son Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,893 views

    Jesus uses the parable of the Prodigal Son to teach us some important things about God the Father.

    “The Stories that Jesus Told” Sermon # 1 “What To Do When We Mess up Bad” or The Parable of the Loving Father Luke 15:11-32 It has always troubled me that you as a congregation seem ...read more

  • The Lost Son Series

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 5,357 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.

  • The Complaining Brother Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on May 1, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 10,421 views

    The self-righteous are quick to point out the sins and faults of others, but overlook their own.

    THE COMPLAINING BROTHER A. Luke 15:25-32 (READ) 1. Can you imagine how difficult it must have been for the YOUNGER SON to come HOME! ILLUSTRATION: Picture what that first FAMILY MEAL was like back home. The Father sits at the head of the TABLE and the brother sits across from the ...read more