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Lost and found -- Joshua 5:9-12, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
This week the Old Testament lesson might remind us of homeless people who have found a decent place

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It's just not fair! -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! I have a baseball here. It's mine. I own it. Now

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Call In The Clowns! -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: some horns, drums, and other party items

Illustration

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In Rembrandt's painting of the... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
In Rembrandt's painting of the parable, both brothers are cast in those deep baroque shadows.
In Homer's epic The Odyssey... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
In Homer's epic The Odyssey, the gods punished the war hero Odysseus by sending him on a fantastic v
My children and I have... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
My children and I have different taste in music.
A friend who held his... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
A friend who held his life together through great and relentless odds said, "I'm where I am today be
The story of the semi... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
The story of the semi-prodigal daughter crisscrosses the story of the prodigal son.
What will it profit a... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
What will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and loses his soul.
Bishop Gerald Kennedy, in his... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
Bishop Gerald Kennedy, in his book, Who Speaks For God?, reminds us that life cannot be fit i
Perhaps the thing that made... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
Perhaps the thing that made it hardest to accept Jimmy Swaggart's waywardness when he was discovered
If only the elder brother... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
If only the elder brother of our parable would have cared as much for the younger as our elder broth
Once upon a time, in... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
Once upon a time, in a far away land, a long time ago, lived a king and queen.
What a beautiful message the... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
What a beautiful message the father gave to his prodigal son when he was willing to sit down with hi
In eastern Europe they repeat... -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C
In eastern Europe they repeat an old legend about a child who was stolen from her family.

Prayer

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Lord versus the law -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Dennis Koch -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:Lord versus the lawGospel Note:

Preaching

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The Prodigal Sons -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
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Love That Just Won't Quit -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
This parable strikes a sound like fingernails on a blackboard right in the core of my being.
Reconciled To Self, Others, And God -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
A Father And Two Sons -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- William E. Keeney -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to
Fourth Sunday In Lent -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Joshua 5:9-12, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fourth Sunday In Lent -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Joshua 5:9-12, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Lent 4 -- Joshua 5:9-12, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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What Do I Know About God? -- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
A young man had recently been ordained.
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