There is such depth to the story we know as "the prodigal son", but is the story really about this son? The elder brother is the type of person that Jesus is addressing in Luke 15. The younger brother could be labeled as the immoralist, living his life as he wants and wasting the gifts of his father. The elder brother is the legalist, who has been doing everything that he's been told to do, yet does not love the father, and in essence never opening the gift of his father.
In this sermon Pastor Chris Kopp, shares a warning to "those who are near" to not desire the goat, over fellowship with the Father. Delivered to Galena Bible Church, Sunday May 4th, 2014.