What do you think of when you hear the words “the prodigal son”?
Read Luke 15:11-32
Do you think of this story as having a happy ending? Why or why not?
Do you see yourself as any of the characters in the story? Which one(s)? Why?
How would we describe the behavior of the two sons in the story? Do you know anyone who has behaved this way in your life or experiences?
How would you describe the behavior of the father in the story? Do we know anyone who has behaved this way in our own lives or experience? What is our impression of that person?
What point do we think Jesus is trying to make with this story?
What is the point of the story for us, do we think? Why is that? How will you respond to this story?