Parable of Two Sons

Luke 15:11-32 Jesus continues speaking to the Pharisees who grumble that He is welcoming sinners to Himself, with the third of three parables aimed at teaching the joy of heaven at sinners repenting. This story however, presses further, showing the Pharisees for who they were. They did not have the same thinking as God in this regard. In this part of our look at this parable we examine the younger son in the parable, to be followed next week with a look at the character of the father, and the older brother who is the real focus of the parable.