SERMON: “The Running Father” (Luke 15:11-35)

Prodigal SonIn this passage of Scripture, we have the familiar story of the “Prodigal Son” or the “Lost Son” who goes to his father and demands his share of the inheritance. Money for which his father had worked hard and long for, and would have been given to him when his dad died, he wants now. We don’t know the young man’s motives, but whatever  they may have been, his request  must have caused the heart of his father, great pain. 

In this sermon I take a look, not so much at the son or his sinning in the “distant country” but rather at the father in this story.This father, who had been so deeply hurt and insulted by his son- how does he respond when his son returns?

Listen along (by clicking player below)(I preached this sermon at St John’s Lutheran Church on 17th January 2016). God bless you!



Hi. My Name is Wayne. If I were to introduce myself by what I have done, work-wise, I would have to introduce myself as a Preacher, a Pastor, a Family & Community Worker, a Student, an Air Traffic Controller, a Post Office Counter Assistant, a Mail Sorter, a Unit Trust Administration Officer, a Butchery Delivery Driver, a Teacher. These are some of the various positions I have held to-date over my lifetime. The periods I have occupied these roles for range from a few hours to a few years. More important than introducing myself by what I do (or have done), allow me rather to introduce myself by who I am. I am a Born Again Christian (who treasures his Lord), a Husband (who treasures his wife), a Dad (who treasures his sons) and a Minister of the Gospel (who treasures the Word of God). I pray that whatever is posted on this site will serve to bless and encourage you.
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One Response to SERMON: “The Running Father” (Luke 15:11-35)

  1. Mavis Neldner says:

    An excellent sermon, revealing our heavenly fathers love for us, Thank you Pastor Wayne

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