The Parableof theWaiting Father Luke 15.11-32 Art by Henry MartinPresentation by Charles KirkpatrickFree use for ministry purposes.
There once was a man whohad two sons.
The older son worked hard and obeyed all that his father told him to do.
The younger son liked to play and have fun. He wasn’t interested in working.
Was this a happy family?
One day, the younger son went to his father and said.
Give me my half now!
The father was shocked! OK, It’s your Choice.
Far Away The younger son gathered all he had, and set off for a far away country.
Party Party There he wasted his money on parties and wild living.
Guess what happened next? Famine!
Nasty piggy niff He had spent all he had, so he wentand got a job feeding pigs! The worst job ever!!!
OINK!! OINK!! OINK!! OINK!! OINK!!
Nasty piggy niff Finally, he came to his senses!
I will return to my father and say to him…
I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired men.
So he headed home to his father. Home
But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled withlove for him.
He ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him.
“Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
Party Party “Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.”
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
The older brother was angry and refused to join the party. “All these years I’ve worked for you. And in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends.”
“Look, my son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. But we celebrate this happy day because your brother was dead and is alive again. He was lost and is found!”
Just as the father in this story loved his sons, God, our Heavenly Father, loves his children. Even when we disappoint him and stray from what he has taught us, his love remains strong and he longs for our return. There is no end to our Heavenly Father’s love!!
The End The Art of Henry MartinPresentation by Sermons4KidsFree Use for Ministry Purposes