The Prodigal Son
Intro: We depend on God for everything. There are two types of character among men.
As you can see from the scan of Dad's notes, The Prodigal Son sermon had 4 points and was preached at a revival in Medina in 1957 .
1. His Riot and Ramble
2. Prodigal's Condition
4. Received clothed, fed, joy, rejoicing, loved
The Other Prodigal
Luke 15:11, 25-32
Two Kinds of Prodigals
1. Goes to the hog pen (leaves the church)
2. Brings the hog pen into the church
This sermon talks about the other brother, who Dad calls the "other prodigal," because of his characteristics.
The Task of Our Church
In this sermon, Dad uses Ezekiel 3:17-19, Matt 20:6, and Matt 28:19,20
The Supreme task of the church is to preach Jesus to the whole world. Notice he concentrates on the local church . This world (the 60's) was hungry for truth. We are today as well.
Prepare to Meet God
Matt 24:44, Matt 25
Although there is no date on this sermon note, I can only surmise it was one of his later ones because of the handwriting. Spanning decades, Dad never backed down from his heaven or hell stance. In this sermon, he notes we prepare for everything from weddings to hospital stays. Are we preparing for eternity? In this parable , there are the wise and foolish .