“ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ” (Luke 15:31–32, NIV)
“Luke 15 is an amazing passage detailing the importance of our seeking out those who are lost, yet also having comfort that we are God’s and do not have to fear the certainty of our relationship with him.”
When you read the three stories in Luke 15, what is similar and what is different? Why are these things important for our understanding the point of the chapter?
How do you think you would have reacted to the younger son who took everything and left if you had been the father? If you had been the older son?
Why do you think it is so easy for people to worry about themselves more than it is those who are lost?