The Prodigal Son
Passage: Luke 15:11–24
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- How is the prodigal son’s treatment of his father similar to mankind’s treatment of God?
- The prodigal sought freedom from his father’s authority. Instead, why do you think he found misery worse than slavery? What lesson do we learn from the prodigal son about seeking freedom from God?
- When the prodigal finally came to his senses, what kind of reception do you think he expected from his dad? Do you think the prodigal knew his father well?
- The prodigal’s father sees his son returning from a long way off, runs to greet him, “falls on his neck” as he hugs him and then throws him a party. What does this imagery of the father’s response tell you about God’s love and concern for the lost? Why do you think God responds this way?
- Does the father’s extravagant lavish response to the return of his wayward son mean that God does not think our rebellion is really that bad? How do you know?