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The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham

Which Comes First: Grace or Repentance?

Luke 15:11-32

4th Sunday of Lent - Year C

March 14, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

Perhaps no Scripture text has logged more pulpit time in our culture than this wonderful parable.  It is a storehouse of sin and redemption, of grace and the refusal of grace, and one can read it from several different perspectives--the father, the prodigal, the older brother. Over the years, preachers have tried all sorts of approaches to unpack its riches. I read once of one who gave a sixteen-week sermon series on the Prodigal Son; after the sixteenth sermon a woman greeted the pastor at the door of the church and said, "I'm so sorry that poor boy ever ran away from home."[1]

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