Audio recordings from sermons preached at New Life Christian Church:

The Parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15:11-28)

Pastor Dale Donadio, April 14, 2013
Part of the Guest Speakers series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

– Story about the Father (an extravagant Father), not about the 2 sons

– The Father runs, gets to his son first. The minute we turn away from sin, our heavenly Father runs to us and shows us his grace

Tags: Extravagant Father, Grace, Mercy


About Pastor Dale Donadio: Dale P. Donadio – Lead Pastor

Dale is Lead Pastor of River of Life Worship Center. and is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God He and his wife, Angela, have two children, Gabrielle and Christian. Dale was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up in Kenai and Eagle River, Alaska as the son of a Missionary Pastor. He graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri with a pre-law degree and from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity (MDiv). He has been Lead Pastor of River of Life since 1997. Prior to becoming Lead Pastor, Pastor Dale was the Youth Pastor from 1993 to 1997. Prior to that, he served as Chaplain and instructor in a private Christian school in Maui, Hawaii. Dale takes pleasure from being a Pastor and in participating in all kinds of sports. His favorite teams are the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He has traveled and ministered throughout the United States and overseas.

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Luke 15:11-28

11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. (KJV)