Popular readings of the Parable of the Prodigal Son focus on the younger son and how many of us identify with him. It may come as a surprise, but the telling of this parable was not intended to teach prodigal humans how to return to God; it was to challenge believers not to behave like the other son when the father welcomes the lost back into the home.
This four part teaching begins with a culturally-informed reading of this parable where the shocking message is recovered. We will then spend the next three sessions seeing how both sons were equally lost and in need of the father’s self-sacrificial love. We will see how we can identify with each of these sons and learn the lesson about how to behave more like the Father.
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