It is perhaps the most well-known parable of Jesus … the story of a wayward son who disrespects his father, squanders his inheritance on immoral living, loses everything, finds himself at the bottom of life, comes to his senses, repents of his sin, and returns home in shame only to be welcomed by a loving and forgiving father.
Many have found comfort and hope in this story of free forgiveness available to repentant prodigals. But have we missed the bigger picture of the story? What if the parable is more properly the tale of two lost sons and the prodigal grace of a loving Father who invites both the infamous scoundrel and the straight-laced prude to his feast of joy? What if the story is more about a prodigal God and His pursuit of both the depraved and the self-righteous?
City Church invites you to take a journey with us from the dinner table of the Father’s house through the streets of Sin City to the pigsty of shame back to the distant fields of the farm and to the grand celebration and invitation of the Father.
A Tale of Two Sons: Sundays in January