On Sunday, we talked about Luke 15:1-3, 11-32, the parable of the lost son. Sunday marked the fourth Sunday in Lent. In today’s text we looked at the familiar parable of the lost son. And while many of us have heard this story countless times from Sunday school to many sermons over the years; it is our hope your hearts and minds can be opened as you dive into various other texts connecting to this parable.

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Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me. Psalm 119:105 NIrV








Luke 15:11-32

Judges 2:10:23

Psalm 51

Isaiah 14:1-2

1 John 3:1-6

John 11:45-57

John 12:1-11


Questions to think about as your read:

  1. Reread the text from Sunday. Does something catch your eye that didn’t on Sunday morning? Write the words or verse down that did or highlight it in your Bible.
  2. In the story of the lost son we see a pattern of rebellion and reconciliation. This pattern was not unfamiliar to the people of Israel. Read this text setting up the book of Judges to see this pattern in God’s people.
  3. Psalm 51 was written after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. As you read this today think about your life. Ask God to cleanse you today.
  4. In the parable of the lost son the father welcomes the son back home and through that we see what belonging to God looks like. In this text in Isaiah we see the reminder that God has chosen his people. We too belong to God. What can you do this week to remind yourself and others they too belong to God?
  5. Remember the video shown during the sermon? If not here is it is: Sunday’s video. The text in verse 1 lays it out we are children of God! How does this effect how you treat others?
  6.  Read this text from John in preparation for Sunday’s sermon. It will set the scene as we read from the following chapter.
  7. This morning pray for our service. Pray for the praise team, Pastor Paul and all others who participate in the service.