Prodigal Wishes Father Dead

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Prodigal wishes his father were dead.

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Jesus Redefines Repentance

Jesus paints a new picture of repentance. In the Old Testament, repentance, the Hebrew word shub, is defined by an individual turning from his/her sin then returning to God. The responsibility is on the individual to stop sinning then to return to God.

In the New Testament, however, Jesus takes on this responsibility -- with joy, says Dr. Ken Bailey. He goes out to find the lost individual and then he carries him/her home. To get a visceral understanding of this, see the related parable of the lost sheep.

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