The God Who Loves the Lost

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Luke 15:11-32, Rom 5:6-8.

Sermon Summary

In response to the complaint of the religious leaders that he associated too closely with sinners, Jesus told three parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost sons.

In the third parable, commonly called the Prodigal Son, we see the lostness of both the younger son (who left home) and the older son (who stayed at home).  To both sons the father, against cultural expectations, is surprisingly gracious and compassionate.

Sermon Application

  • Describe the lostness of the younger son.  Have you ever had experiences like his?
  • Describe the lostness of the older son.  Can you relate?  How so?
  • What is God’s attitude towards your personal experiences of being lost, whether like the younger son or the older son?
  • What should our attitude be towards those are who lost?

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Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church)

The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.