We kicked off a new study based on Tim Keller’s book, The Prodigal God. For this first session, Keller introduced us via DVD to the parable traditionally known as “The Prodigal Son.” He pointed out that this parable is told in two acts, the first dealing with the so-called “prodigal” and the second dealing with his elder brother.
The younger son gives us a traditional picture of sin, while the elder brother demonstrates that even those who appear to do everything “right” can also be alienated from God. In this parable, both sons want their father’s things rather than the father himself. The only difference between them is the strategy they use to get what they want. And one very important thing we learn from the two sons is that you can escape God as much through morality and religion as you can through immorality and irreligion./p pWhat stood out to you from our study this week? Go to our Facebook page and continue the conversation!