The Prodigal's Dad


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  • TDNT 1:506
  • The Prodigal's Dad

    1. 1. The Prodigal’s Dad<br />
    2. 2. Introduction<br />Father’s Day is a special day. We honor you!<br />Thank you for your love and sacrifice.<br />
    3. 3. Father’s Day Quotes<br />"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad" (Anne Geddes).<br />
    4. 4. Father’s Day Quotes<br />“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” (Lydia M. Child)<br />
    5. 5. Father’s Day Quotes<br />“A father carries pictures where his money used to be”  (Author Unknown).<br />
    6. 6. Father’s Day Quotes<br />"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong" (Charles Wadsworth). <br />
    7. 7. The Father of the Prodigal<br />Luke 15:11-32<br />
    8. 8. Introduction<br />The Parable of the Prodigal Son contains a wealth of lessons. We will be examining it from the perspective of the Father. <br />
    9. 9. Parable of the Prodigal Son<br />“Its sentiment, its scope, its message of a son’s rebellion, a wasted life, and a father’s love has been the source of inspiration for many lessons through the centuries.”<br />
    10. 10. Inheritance (15:11-12)<br />The older son would get a double portion, the younger would get one-third. <br />
    11. 11. Inheritance<br />Under normal circumstances when will a son inherit his portion of his father’s wealth?<br />Answer: When the father is dead.<br />
    12. 12. He Wasted His Wealth<br />“He yearned for the spurious liberty of a land where he would be wholly independent of his father. Thus the sinful soul seeks to escape from the authority of God.”<br />
    13. 13. Riotous Living (15:13)<br />Luke 15:13<br />Proverbs 29:3, “Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.”<br />Riotous: “One who by manner of life destroys himself.” It describes wild and disorderly living. It literally means “incurable.”<br />
    14. 14. Feeding Swine (15:14-15)<br />
    15. 15. Son Returns Home (15:17-20)<br />
    16. 16. Welcomes Him Back Home<br />(15:21-22)<br />
    17. 17. Jealous Brother (15:25-32)<br />
    18. 18. Prodigals Are Not Only Sons<br />
    19. 19. Lessons for Father’s Day<br />1. We teach values to our children every day. Therefore, be wise in word and deed. Our children are listening/watching.<br />2. Fathers are responsible for raising their children in the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). However, children make their own way. <br />3. Remember that redemption is a process.<br />4. Forgiveness is complete.<br />
    20. 20. Lessons for Father’s Day<br />Job 1:4-5<br />Pray for your children. Show them and lead them to be righteous. Some may not see it until they are older.<br />God never gives up on us but he lets us live the consequences we have chosen. We must do the same.<br />