Special Sub-Topic: Calling the Prodigal Son
|How many sons did the father have?|
2. Luke 15:11 tells us he 'had two sons.'
|The prodigal son was which son of the father?|
Younger. Luke 15:12 tells us the prodigal son was 'the younger of them.'
|What occurred in the far country where the prodigal son went?|
Famine. 'There arose a mighty famine in that land' (Luke 15:14).
|When the son came to himself, to which answer did he acknowledge sin against?|
Both Heaven and his father. Luke 15:18 - 'And I will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee.'
|When did the father notice his prodigal son?|
When he was far away. Luke 15:20 - 'But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him.'
|What did the prodigal son receive upon coming home in addition to a robe and ring?|
Shoes. A servant was told to 'Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet' (Luke 15:22).
|A brother to the prodigal son became angry after hearing the commotion of his brother's return. Where was he when he FIRST HEARD all the noise?|
Near the house. Luke 15:25 - 'Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.' He began in the field and came close to the house for a different reason; only after he was nearby did he hear the commotion.
|What did the brother do after learning his prodigal brother came back?|
Refused to enter the house. He 'would not go in' due to his anger (Luke 15:28).
|Which word best describes prodigal?|
Lavish. Prodigal can be defined as lavish or profuse; extremely wasteful.
|What passage is the parable from?|
Luke 15. The parable is in Luke 15:11-32.
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