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.