Luke 15:11-32 Traditionally the title given to these teachings has been “The Parable of the Prodigal Son.”  Focusing only on the younger son could lead a disciple to miss the main character and great theology.  This sermon explores the participation theater Jesus draws his audience into based on the cultural setting .  In the end we have a call to action for the Pharisees in the audience and teachings we can take away about sin, freedom, repentance, grace, and joy in the better named “Parable of the Loving Father.”