Gospel within the Gospel — Luke 15:11-32

St. John One: One

Return of the Prodigal son by Rembrandt Return of the Prodigal son by Rembrandt

Luke 15 begins with Jesus speaking to the tax collectors and others, and then the religious elite happen by, and begin to grumble about the company the Saviour keeps, with the intent to disparage his authority. Jesus tells three parables that in ever ascending power demonstrates the power of God to seek the lost and forgive —culminating in the description of the loving Father that “ while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. ” All men are at one time or another— either the elder brother, or the prodigal son. Each have a life problem that is self inflicted, each are forgiven, and each are beckoned to their proper place—the banqueting table.

Luke 15:11-32
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Prodigal Son

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