14 Aug “Parable of the Prodigal Son” Part 1
(1) The main character in the parable is the forgiving Father, whose character remains constant throughout the story, is a picture of our loving Father, God movie clip. In telling the story, Jesus identifies Himself with God in His loving attitude to the lost. The younger son symbolizes the lost (Luke 15:1) and the elder brother represents the self-righteous (Luke 15:2) 바람이 분다 다운로드.
(2) The major theme of this parable is the restoration of a believer into fellowship with the Father through His Son Jesus Christ 김생민의 영수증 팟캐스트 다운로드. We see the Father waiting and watching eagerly for His son’s return and this is towards all humanity. We see in this story the graciousness of the Father overshadowing the sinfulness of the son, as it is in the memory of the Father’s goodness that brings the prodigal son to repentance Edius 8. (Romans 2:4)
(3) We will begin unfolding the meaning of this parable at verse 12, in which the younger son asks his father for his share of his estate, which would have been half of what his older brother would receive, 1/3 for the younger, 2/3 for the older -Deut naver TV cast. 21:17. Though it was perfectly within his rights to ask but it was not a loving thing to do, as it implied that he wished his father dead. Instead of rebuking his son, the father patiently grants him his request.
(4) This is a picture of God, who created us as free moral agents, letting a sinner go his own way (Deut. 30:19). We all possess this foolish ambition to be independent, which is the root of the sinner persisting in his sin – Gen. 3:6; Rom. 1:28. A sinful state is a departure and distance from God (Rom. 1:21). A sinful state is also a state of constant discontent – Luke 12:15. This son learned the hard way that covetousness leads to a life of dissatisfaction and disappointment and that the most valuable things in life are things you cannot buy or replace.
(5) In verse 13, we read that he traveled to a distant country and it is evident from his previous actions that he had already made that journey in his heart, and the physical departure was a display of his willful disobedience to all the goodness his father had offered (Prov. 27:19; Matt. 6:21, 12:34) In the process, he squanders all his father had worked so hard for on selfish, shallow fulfillment and losing everything and finds himself feeding pigs, but his poor choice led him to this position.