One of the most revered stories that Jesus told, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, is not so much about that wayward boy, but rather about his father. Jesus compares the father to God, specifically the heart of God. In this message, we learn through examining the culture in Jesus' time, that the son's ..
Christianity Illustrated, Part 10: Love for the Rebellious Heart
by John Ortberg
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It's Father's Day and a college age son and father talk on their back porch. The son, Mark, has been sensing his mother's anger toward him and finally gets the explanation: both parents are disappointed in Mark because he's lied to them about dropping out of school. Mark confesses readily, and verbally ..
by Donna Lagerquist
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A twenty-something young man is sitting on the beach when his father approaches. The father says they need to be going, but the son resists. Clearly there is much tension between them. It soon becomes apparent that the son is an alcoholic who has just been through an intervention. He has agreed ..
Give Me A Minute
by Ingrid De Sanctis
At 2:00 in the morning, Karen shows up in the hospital waiting room as her father is dying. Her older sister, Krista, has been keeping watch on him and she is not pleased to see her long-lost sister, Karen. It has been years since Karen left and she didn't leave on good terms. Now Karen is ready to ..
This sketch is a powerful, modern retelling of the parable of the prodigal son. The scene opens peacefully, with a mother doing her daughter's hair. The peace is soon shattered when an argument erupts between the two. The daughter, Maria, has big dreams; she wants to leave home to move to the city. ..
The Prodigal Son with a twist. Joe blames everyone for his troubles. He takes off with his inheritence and loses it quickly. He's broken. Upon hearing his father has come for him he reverts back to his old self and blames his father for everything. This is a broad sketch with many contemporary overatures. ..
The Power of Family, Part 2: How to Destroy a Home
by Good Shepherd Community Church Boring, OR
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This contemporary rendition of the prodigal son reveals how a modern family battles over money and wrestles with resentment and regret. Siblings Tony, Diana and Fletcher meet their deceased father's lawyer to discuss their inheritance. Diana is livid that Fletcher is in attendance. The three children ..
by Jeff Berryman