Summary: The Father’s forgiveness of a failing son.
Intro – Melody in the Key of F
I. He was an Ungrateful Worm (11-12)
a. His audacity 11-12 (boldness to ask)
b. His avarice 12 (greed)
c. His ambition 12 (selfishness, fleshly)
d. His animosity 12 (hatred of Father & others)
II. He lived in Unbridled Waste (13-16)
a. His pilgrimage 13a (far country)
b. His pleasure 13b (loose living)
c. His predicament 14 (famine)
d. His perception 15-16 (hungry for slop)
III. He became an Unpretentious Wretch (17-19)
a. His epiphany 17 (a light came on!)
b. His reality 18 (I was wrong!)
c. His humility 19 (He repented!)
IV. He received an Unbelievable Welcome (20-24)
a. The Father’s compassion 20 (undignified!)
b. The Son’s confession 21 (forgive me)
c. The Family celebration 22-24 (party time!!!)
The FOUR things he received when he came home!
The Robe – first in rank & value, the kingly robe, the gold medal, the Rolex watch, the mink robe, the Lexus
The Ring - denotes authority as a son
The Sandals – reveals his kinship not slave position.
The Fatted Calf – the height of hospitality, party time!
Rejoice, my son is alive and is found!!!