Andrew Fountain - A Different Way of Reading the Parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15:11-32)

  • We usually read this parable as a story of forgiveness, but that is not it’s primary meaning.
  • It is about how someone covered in shame can have it taken away by being honored.
  • The reason that this is so important is that we very often come to God, feeling shame at our constant failure.
  • This story is to teach us how he wants to take away this shame with a gift of honor, and to receive us with joy.