Sunday of the Prodigal Son

    • 3rd Sunday before Great Lent (Word DOC format)
    • Notes
      Luke 15-11-32
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    • Sunday Of The Prodigal Son
      1997
      Also in Format: Word DOC
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    • The Prodigal Son
      2007-02-04
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    • Sunday Of The Prodigal Son
      2009-02-16
    • 3rd Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Sunday Of The Prodigal Son
      2010-01-31
    • 3rd Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • The Prodigal Son
      The Process Of Repentance
      Luke 12-11-32
      2012-02-12
      SYNOPSIS:The Parable of the Prodigal Son is part of a 4 week preparation period for Great Lent. We discuss the purpose and main teaching of the 4 Sundays, and then do a somewhat quick survey of the parable, mentioning all the lush symbolism and metaphor, and concentrating on the most important part - the core of the parable - that we must learn. It consists of two things. We must "come our ourselves" - this is not a one time epiphany as described in the parable, but a daily process, that changes over time, and as we are in the process of "arising and going", we must be ever aware of how our Father is always with us and will help us, even when we feel abandoned, fruitless, or our resolve to change falters. We also look briefly at the older son, who teaches us a very important lesson regarding self-knowledge. This is important stuff!
    • 3rd Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • The Prodigal Son
      The Elder Son
      Luke 12-11-32
      2013-03-02
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    • The Prodigal Son
      And When He Had Spent All He Came To Himself I Will Arise And Go
      Luke 12-11-32
      2013-03-03
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    • The Prodigal Son
      How Shall We Sing The Lords Song In A Strange Land
      Luke 12-11-32-Psalm-136-By-The-Waters-Of-Babylon
      2014-02-16
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      SYNOPSIS:The Parable of the Prodigal Son is very similar to " the waters of Babylon", Psalm 136. We focus especially on: "How shall we sing the Lordís song in a strange land?" The parable proves we are that strange land, and our happiness is contingent on "coming to ourselves" and leaving that land.
    • 3rd Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Parable Of The Prodigal Son
      And By The Waters Of Babylon Compared
      Luke 12-11-32-Psalm-136
      2015-02-09
      SYNOPSIS:The Parable of the Prodigal son is read on the first of 3 Sundays that we read "By the Waters of Babylon", Psalm 136, as preparation for Great Lent. There are great similarities between these, and it is instructive to compare them. Both show some of the critical aspects of repentance and victorious living: awareness of our true condition, anger, and action energized by our anger.
    • Parable of the Prodigal son. Outside the heart is the far country. (mp3 format)
    • Luke 15:11-32
      2016
      SYNOPSIS:The parable of the Prodigal Son vividly shows us the immediately apparent teaching that there is nothing that God will not forgive, and we can never be too weak to begin repentance, which God will always react to and make us stronger. It also teaches, less obviously, but more importantly, the consequences of living outside the heart and how to live in the heart. As such, it is part of the preparatory sequence of Gospels for Great Lent, because all of Great Lent is a quest to live more in the heart.



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