A Tale of Two Sons: MacArthur

In any preacher’s collection, there are a few sermons that rise above the others and move upon his congregation in a very impactful way.  John MacArthur’s 5 part series on the parable of the prodigal son is just such a series.  MacArthur related in an interview that there was a noticable impact of these messages on the Sun Valley congregation, and the response led to John publishing the series as the book ‘A Tale of Two Sons.’

This is a moving exposition of this well-known parable, which ends much differently than you probably have ever realized.

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3 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Sons: MacArthur

  1. Thanks FBH,

    But if it ends much differently than I have ever probably realized- do you suppose it was intended to be this inscrutable?
    Hope to be publishing a critique on this paradigm at my blog shortly.


  2. Ron, the ending is not unique to MacArthur, so it’s not new. MacArthur picks up on it because he preaches with a strong understanding of the context, and the context (fulfilled by history) answers the unanswered question that the parable closes with.

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