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  • The Prodigal Brother Series

    Contributed by Craig Simonian on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,712 views

    This sermon looks at how the older brother was unable to grab hold of his Father’s love and how we, like him, need to find our way back into the Father’s house.

    The Prodigal Brother October 14, 2001 Last week we started our series on the Father Heart of God, focusing on what we’ve called Fatherless Living. - And what we said was that each and every one of us has been created, at our very core, with a fundamental need for the Father’s ...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

  • Facing Yourself

    Contributed by Dewayne Gamez on Mar 20, 2017
     | 2,070 views

    We typically use this passage to inform the unsaved of God's love regardless of how deeply they have sunken into sin. That truth lives here in this Scripture, and it is indeed beautiful! But there is yet another truth that we will add to this first truth.

    Facing Yourself Luke 15:11-32 According to a news report, a certain private school in Victoria recently was faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put an their lipstick they ...read more

  • Don't Miss The Party

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Oct 15, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,787 views

    As I have continued to grow in this Christian journey, I have begun to discover the older son in Jesus' narrative is every bit as lost as the younger

    TITLE: DON’T MISS THE PARTY SCRIPTURE: ST. LUKE 15:25-32 I am sure like many of you this morning, we have heard this passage of scripture taught and preached many times over the decades. I am proud to say, I have participated and enjoyed Sunday School all of my life, therefore, I am very ...read more

  • Tale Of Two Sons Series

    Contributed by Joe Tilton on Sep 18, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,579 views

    The story begins with, "A man had two sons." However, we call it the Prodigal Son. What about the other brother. This family dynamic is not foreign to behavior today.

    Sermon, The Layman’s View September 22, 2013 Tale of Two Sons An Educational Psychologist was on a flight to Florida and was happy to have the time to prepare notes for one of the parent-education seminars she was leading. The elderly woman sitting next to her explained that she was ...read more

  • The Morning After The Night Before Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 15, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,033 views

    This is week two looking at the prodigal son and this week we look at what happened the day after the celebration

    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 ...read more

  • The Elder Son

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 124 ratings
     | 3,390 views

    Three lessons to learn from how the elder son responded to his prodigal brother’s return.

    WHEN IT COMES TO JEALOUSY, IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT IF YOUR NEIGHBOR’S GRASS IS GREENER, JUST BE THANKFUL THAT YOU ARE STILL ABOVE GROUND TO SEE IT! CELEBRATING SOMEONE ELSE’S SUCCESS OR ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE A DIFFICULT THING IN LIFE, ESPECIALLY IF ALL THAT ONE KNOWS IS HARD LABOR WITHOUT ...read more

  • Pigheaded Pigpen Living

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Aug 13, 2018
     | 322 views

    God has given us spiritual teachers, but we don't always listen. When we go our own way, we are being pigheaded. Also a discussion of the legalistic pouty older brother.

    Luke 15:18 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, For years I have mentored people in the faith. I have always taken joy in teaching others, even long before I was saved, so mentoring kind of came naturally to ...read more

  • From Bitterness To Blessing.

    Contributed by Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide on Sep 3, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 660 views

    We may have bitter experiences in this wilderness.

    EXODUS 15:22 - 27. AMP “Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went into the Wilderness of Shur; they went [a distance of] three days (about thirty-three miles) in the wilderness and found no water. Then they came to Marah, but they could not drink its waters because they were bitter; ...read more

  • Is God Fair?

    Contributed by Dustin T Parker on Jan 31, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,633 views

    In light of the trauma in the world (and especially in our church) how can we call God fair? Or is that not the right question?

    Concordia Lutheran Church January 31, 2010 Is God Fair? Matthew 20:1-16 † IN THE NAME OF JESUS, THE MESSIAH † May the gifts and the peace of God our Father, and our Master, Jesus Christ be poured into your lives, as you work in His Kingdom! Parabolic Treatment of Parables! I have ...read more

  • Memories Of Mark

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Dec 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,435 views

    Memorial Service for Mark Grossman

    “Remembering Mark Grossman” December 9, 2009 I gave a lot of thought about whether I should wear this chaplain’s uniform for this service. I wore it a couple years ago when our Sheriff passed away. I wore it when a Highway Patrol Officer was killed and I wear it every year at our memorial ...read more

  • "Train Up: Parent Or Child

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Sep 8, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,538 views

    In raising children we soon come to realize each of our children are unique. We can’t raise our children with a cookie-cutter approach

    Training Up: Parents or Children Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” I’m sure there are some Christian parents who would like Proverbs 22:6 to read this way: “Rear your children as moral, upright, God-fearing, church going ...read more

  • Games People Play

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 208 ratings
     | 2,730 views

    The authentic Christian doesn't play lame games

    Games People Play Jonah 4:1-11 I hope you've enjoyed our study of Jonah these past few weeks as much as I have. I don't know about you, but I've related to Jonah's mistakes. When he tried to outrun God, I thought of times when I've been out of the Lord's will and resisted His Word. When He ...read more

  • A Pouting Prophet

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 175 ratings
     | 1,915 views

    When Jonah didn't get his way, he became a pouting prophet.

    A Pouting Prophet Jonah 4:1-3 Last week we left Jonah right after the city of Nineveh repented and God relented. God used his brief message, (5 Hebrew words) to penetrate the hearts of the people of Nineveh. The people spread the message like wild fire. When the word reached the king, he ...read more

  • About Lightning, Anger And Forgiveness

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 76 ratings
     | 1,930 views

    Lent 4: Anger is a powerful emotion that can damage relationships and lives. In Christ, God gives us the capacity to deal with our feelings of anger.

    Malcolm, a man with a terrible temper, was playing a round of golf with his pastor. After leaving three straight putts on the edge of the cup, Malcolm exploded. “I missed!” he screamed. “How could I miss?” With that he heaved his putter into a nearby lake, kicked a wheel on the golf cart and drove ...read more