Ever read a story and get lost in it? The characters come to life, and it’s like you’re a part of every dramatic moment?
When we read Jesus’ parable on the prodigal son, we often focus on the younger brother, and forget there’s an older brother who played an important role.
Most of us know what a dysfunctional family looks like. Our culture, our neighborhoods, bear the painful wounds from parents who carry their baggage from one generation into the next.
No family is perfect. Maybe you have lingering issues with your mom or dad, or perhaps there’s tension between you and a sibling that just won’t go away.
So often we read a portion of Scripture and fail to see the underlying meaning in the passage. Let's dissect the ancient parable of the prodigal son, and find practical truths relevant to us centuries later.
We read and re-read portions of Scripture until we think we’ve drawn every possible application. And then we hear the story in a different context and find something new we’ve been missing all along! That’s what makes our study in God’s Word so vibrant and dynamic.
Whether you’re a full-time professional, or a stay-at-home mom, your perspective on work matters to God! Find practical help if you’re unemployed right now, and are looking for your next assignment.