August 4, 1991
We often think of the Parable of the Prodigal Son as a story about a rebellious young man who squanders his inheritance before returning to the loving arms of his father. In this message, however, Alistair Begg directs our attention to the story’s oft-overlooked older brother. This character reminds us that religious behavior, if unaccompanied by a renewed heart and mind, is utterly bankrupt. The older brother, too, needs the Father’s saving grace—and so do we.
25“Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
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