Do you fear returning to God because of your sin? Do you feel torn down by the weight of desiring ‘freedom’ only to discover slavery? Are you disappointed by what feels like endless hours of toil in God’s kingdom that have yielded no fruit?
In this famous narrative of the ‘Prodigal’ in Luke 15, amid scenes of homebound journeys, we see themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. Whether we find ourselves in the younger son who wasted his life squandering his father’s inheritance or the older son who spent his life earning his way to that inheritance, we are called to shift our sight toward the father, under whose gaze we are challenged and changed, embraced and celebrated.
With rich historical contexts, this Bible study breaks the narrative into reflections and questions for deeper thinking. It invites us to return to the very familiar path of Grace in the rich forgiveness of the Father and to awaken to a new understanding of His love for us.