November 7, 1997
The parable of the prodigal son demonstrates that righteousness is a result of faith in Jesus Christ, not works. Our state of sin leaves us like the lost son after he purposefully left home: humiliated and helpless. Realizing their misery, however, both son and sinner can repent and return to God. When we do, the Father runs to us, extending the sacrificial love that makes reconciliation and restoration possible.
11And he said, “There was a man who had two sons.
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