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When a man’s son ran away it taught us a really awesome lesson in how much God loves us.

This is Q5L12 in our Explorers curriculum. Download the family guide here: Download Family Guide (pdf)

Key Points:

  • One day, a son asked for money from his dad and ran away.
  • The son lived a wild life until he had no money left.
  • The son finally came to his senses and went back to his home.
  • His dad didn’t just take him back; he threw a party!
  • God throws a party when we come home.

Memory Verse:

Luke 15:24 ‘He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.

See Also: Forgiveness

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Share a time you were so mad that you wanted to run away from home. 
  3. What did the son want from his dad? Why do you think the dad gave him his inheritance early?
  4. What did the son do with the money? What happened when the son came home? How is the Dad in the story like Jesus?
  5. Read Micah 7:18-19. Pardon is another word for forgiveness. Identify all that this passage says about what God does with our sins?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

This is part of the Life of Jesus series.

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