Discover a fun, fictional, friendly way to teach the Bible. Inspire others!
THE BIBLE'S STORY & THE PARABLE THE VISITING SON
Junior comes from out of town to visit his father (John 1:29) (Matthew 5:17), only to discover his pop surrounded by police, businessmen, and lawyers (Ephesians 6:12).
"What’s going on?” Junior demands.
"They're taking my home." His father says reluctantly (John 10:10).
"Give ME the debt!” The son yells toward the just-business environment (Isaiah 53:3).
The nosy crowd is astonished, including the father.
"But," the banker replies, "this is not your problem!” (John 18:35)
The son stands his ground until the banker finally gives in (Luke 22:42). And, with the bill now in junior's name, the son simply reaches in his pocket and pays it off, cash (Isaiah 53:10). And immediately after, many witness the banker and the son wink at each other. To this day, spectators wonder, "Did the banker secretly arrange for this well-timed rescue?" (I John 1:21) (Psalm 22:30).
Son = Jesus (Son of God) (Son of Man)
Father = Mankind
Other Town = Heaven
Estate = Dominion
Financial Dialogue = Receipt of Sin
Lawyers = Elements of the Covenant
Banker = God Almighty
Secret Wink = Messiah Confirmation
Nosy Crowd = Pharisees
Imagine what happens next...
Written by Jwyan C. Johnson (Author of Christian Parables)