THE BROADER PRODIGAL STORYONE MINUTE BIBLE
THE BIGGER PRODIGAL STORY
We have learned of the Prodigal Son parable. We also gained insight from the side story of the second son (Luke 15:11-32). We also include the first two parables as we reflect on their broader meaning.
Now we look at the bigger picture connected to this section of Jesus' teaching. Here are some parallel applications--
1. This is the full Bible story of God's plan for the lost...to welcome them home. He waits patiently for the repententt to return.
2. This is a summary of Jesus' ministry of grace and salvation.
3. We also find a connection between grace and works. God (the father) does the connecting, reminding all lost ones how He works to restore broken relationships.
4. The big family reunion and celebration is in the "home"-coming in heaven above.
5.We are in the story! Yes, we have timeless Gospel good news!
REFLECTION: The endless love of God is good news for all lost prodigals!