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  • The Responsible, The Rebel And The Remarkable

    Contributed by Rita Sims on Mar 25, 2001
    based on 157 ratings
     | 2,380 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

  • Lose Something ?

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 2,955 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 Sins Of The Prodigal's Brother

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Jun 11, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,844 views

    The Sins of the Prodical’s Brother - The man who missed out on the Blessing

    THE SINS OF THE PRODIGAL’S BROTHER Luke 15:25-32 INTRODUCTION A. THE PRODIGAL’S RETURN, THE GLAD SCENE I. The father running to meet the prodigal 2. The joy over the returning one B. THE MAN WHO MISSED OUT ON THE BLESSING I. The elder brother returns from the field 2. He refuses ...read more

  • Others

    Contributed by Dan Mahan on Jun 26, 2006
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,533 views

    A look at the two brothers in the Parable of the Prodigal Son to show how we often think of our own selfish desires instead of others.

    Others by Dan Mahan Luke 15: 32 “We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, and now he is found!” The text today is a familiar story. Most of us have heard many sermons about this text. Today we are going to look at it in a ...read more

  • "In Defense Of The Older Son"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 8, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,735 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 Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 5, 2002
    based on 107 ratings
     | 18,320 views

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

  • Ollie Ollie Oxen Free

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 10, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,645 views

    A message about how God seeks and saves the lost.

    Ollie Ollie Oxen Free Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." Then Jesus told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of ...read more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,587 views

    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 ...read more

  • God Our Father Is Rich In Mercy

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Mar 28, 2006
    based on 42 ratings
     | 9,647 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

  • The Complaining Brother Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on May 1, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 10,531 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

  • The Rebellious Son Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on May 1, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,890 views

    The Rebellious will always end up in the pig pen of sin if they remain in their rebellion.

    THE REBELLIOUS SON A. An ACCUSATION brought against Jesus more than any other was: "He is a FRIEND of SINNERS!" 1. Luke 15:1-2 (READ and COMMENT) ILLUSTRATION: A lump must have SWELLED in the throat of Jesus and tears WELLED in His eyes. Before Him were people from all walks of life: ...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
     | 8,098 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

  • Pity Party - Prodigal Son / Brother

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 28, 2004
    based on 81 ratings
     | 7,631 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

  • "Homeward Bound"

    Contributed by Dwight Davis on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,078 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

  • Pride And Prejudice Series

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Jan 26, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,684 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