Prodigal God: A Series in the Gospel of Luke

Most people assume that the word prodigal means wayward or rebellious; usually because many of our English Bibles include the word prodigal in the section heading of Luke 15 to describe the youngest son in Jesus' parable.
But the word prodigal actually means extravagant or excessive and is a beautiful way to describe God's extravagant love and grace that is on full display throughout Luke's Gospel.

This fourteen-week sermon and small group series is a section-by-section study through the Gospel of Luke, emphasizing the extravagant love of God expressed through Jesus Christ.


We encourage you to utilize these series resources. The content is designed to help you grow in community and individually, and also to share with others who might benefit from them.


A daily reading plan through the Gospel of Luke 


Discussion Guides for small groups are updated by the end of day on Friday each week and coincide with the sermon for that week.


NIV Application Commentary, by Darrell L. Bock
Luke-Acts Podcast Series, The Bible Project 

Bible Project - Luke 

Bible Project - Acts


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*PLEASE NOTE: Ventura Missionary Church, and our leadership (including Pastor Doug) does not endorse every idea or theological perspective in these resources; however, we have found them to be helpful resources in developing a well-rounded understanding  about our teaching series.