A few days before Jesus died for our sins, the chief priest and elders challenged His authority to teach in the Temple. Jesus in turn challenged them by asking whether the baptism of John was from heaven or from men. They refuse to answer Jesus because of their fear of the people and their disobedience to john’s baptism. Jesus refuses to answer them but tell them three parables in response to their challenging His authority. The first is the parable of the two sons which teaches that like the first son, only those who obey the Lord will be in His kingdom. Therefore, the tax collectors and prostitutes would go into the kingdom before the impenitent religious leaders. What can we learn from this short but powerful parable?