Discussion | Two Lost Sons
Jon: Welcome to the discussion episode for the story “Two Lost Sons.
Bradon: In this episode, we see Jesus telling a story to the crowd. He describes a younger son as a party animal who takes his inheritance early and wastes on wild living. This son returns after leaving home and nearly dying of starvation. He is truly sorry. The older son has worked hard for his father, asking for nothing but has become bitter. Neither son has a close relationship with their father. We asked which son you relate to and encouraged you to be vulnerable with each other and God. It’s key to growing in a relationship with God!
- Jon: Part of being vulnerable is willing to share what’s going on in your heart. The Bible teaches us that God is good and gracious, just like we see within the father in this story. Why is it sometimes hard to be vulnerable with God?
- Bradon: The father wanted to bless both sons. What blessings are we not able to enjoy from God when we are not in a close and growing relationship with God?
- Jon: We learn to be vulnerable and grow closer to others by watching it happen and copying them. Who is someone you have watched be vulnerable? What things have you learned from them?
Bradon: Today, we want you to gather with your family or friends and discuss your relationship with God. Tell each other how you and God are doing.
Jon: Now, two things, parents, kids, friends, you have to be honest, and you can’t judge anyone because of what they said. Your vulnerability will show others it’s safe to open up without ridicule or judgment.
Bradon: Vulnerability is what both of these sons were missing with their dad and often something we can all grow in with God.
Jon: So go around the circle, be vulnerable, and let each other know how you and God are doing.
At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.