The Parable of the Lost Sons (Luke 15:11-32)

The third parable of Luke 15, like the two before it, is again about something that is lost. “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” is one of the most well-known and cherished of Jesus’ parables—and for good reason! Many of us have experienced the realities described in the first half of this parable. Though we were once foolish, disobedient, and led astray, we have been accepted by God as sons  (Titus 3:3-7). Yet we must remember that Jesus was not only addressing the tax collectors and sinners but the Pharisees and the scribes (Luke 15:1-2). In this sermon, Pastor Matt shows why this parable’s title is misleading: it is not about one lost son but two, and it is less about a prodigal son as it is a prodigal father who lavishes the riches of his grace on unworthy sinners.