Preacher: Alan Cameron
Verses: Luke 15:11-32
Everyone loves a story and Jesus is a master storyteller. Indeed, the parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps the greatest story ever told, without parallel in its dramatic effect. Its vivid storyline and riveting intrigue make it hard to forget as the listener is disarmed and persuaded, caught unawares as the habits of one’s heart are exposed and challenged.
Jesus captured the imagination in an oral culture where many of his listeners could not read and had to rely on memorization in order to learn, hence the brief storyline: home, sick of home, homesick, home! with dramatic twists and turns in-between.