The Parables of Jesus – The Prodigal Son
Luke 15 gives us a parable that Charles Dickens is quoted as saying is “the finest short story ever written.” Though incredibly popular, we dive right into the Prodigal Son and try to look at it from 3 different angles.
Mini Sermon Outline
One son leaves, one son stays and works, and a father longs to be reunited with his son that is now away. Let’s dive into these three characters.
- The Younger Son
“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.” Luke 15:21-24
Overview of The Parables of Jesus
For the next few weeks we will be going over The Parables of Jesus. A parable is a short fictional story that has a teaching moment. They are often easy to detect in the Bible because when told, characters in parables do not have names. Instead you see generalizations like “There was a man…” or “The bride…”
Did You Miss any of the other parable messages??
It’s okay if you did. We have them online for your listening pleasure. It is our prayer that God would speak to you through these messages and through the parables that Jesus used to teach the crowds around him!
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