Parable of the Prodigal Son: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son?  Who do the characters represent and what is there that we can learn from this parable?The Parable as Told by Jesus The Parable of the Prodigal Son was told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32 and came right after He had told the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin and His audience were the scribes and Pharisees who were complaining to Jesus that He associated with tax collectors and sinners (Luke 15:1-2) and so this … [Read more...]