The Prodigal God (Timothy Keller)
Study of a Bible Character: Prodigal Son
Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller opens your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus' best-known—and least understood—parable. The Prodigal God is a revelation of the very heart of the gospel: God's radical love for sinners of every kind. Taking you and your small group or church beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Dr. Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. The Prodigal God will challenge the devout and the skeptic alike to see Christianity in a whole new way.
The Prodigal God, Session 1. The Parable
Session 1, "The Parable," explores the story's characters—the younger son, the elder son, and the Father whose lavish love exceeds what either son ever expected.
The Prodigal God, Session 2. The People Around Jesus
In Session 2, “The People around Jesus,” you will discuss religious and irreligious lifestyles that lead to spiritual emptiness.
The Prodigal God, Session 3. The Two Lost Sons
In Session 3, “The Two Lost Sons,” you will discuss the grace of God in the Bible and in your life.
The Prodigal God, Session 4. The Elder Brother
In Session 4, “The Elder Brother,” you will dissect the relationships in the story to understand how they viewed each other.
The Prodigal God, Session 5. The True Elder Brother
In Session 5, “The True Elder Brother,” you will learn a new way of repenting.
The Prodigal God, Session 6. The Feast of the Father
In Session 6, “The Feast of the Father,” you will learn how your longing for home is explained in the narrative of the entire Bible.
The Prodigal God - Message for Pastors
A special introduction to this series for pastors.