Sunday, October 26, 2014

468. The Prodigal Gentile: Formerly Far Off

This is Part 2 of a look at The Prodigal Son parable. Last week we brought out that the parable isn't just about two individual sons but two groups of people, the Jews and the Gentiles. The younger Gentile son had been "far off" when the Father ran to him. Ephesians Chapter 2 describes how we Gentiles were formerly "far off" but have now been brought near by the blood of Christ. We Gentiles became part of the same household with the same Father. God proclaimed peace and reconciled both Jew and Gentile into one body, together into one new man. The older Jewish son struggled with the truth that the Gentile brother would be invited in without having to pursue righteousness by the commandments. Instead it was righteousness that pursued him!


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