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Where Is The Prodigal Son In The Bible

Where Is The Prodigal Son In The Bible

The parable of the prodigal son is one of the most famous stories in the Bible. It is also one of my favorites because it teaches us about God’s love for us, even when we’ve made mistakes. The parable shows that everyone deserves a second chance, including ourselves!

The story of the prodigal son is found in Luke 15:11-32.

The story of the prodigal son is found in Luke 15:11-32. The story is about a father and his two sons, who left home and returned.

It’s also a story about how God welcomes us back when we’ve gone astray.

Luke 15:11-32 tells us that Jesus was sitting with a group of religious people when a man came to him and said, “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” The Bible doesn’t tell us what the religious people’s reactions were to the man’s question.

Jesus was with a group of religious people when a man came to him and asked him what he should do to inherit eternal life. The Bible doesn’t tell us what the religious people’s reactions were to the man’s question, but we can assume that they were confused by it.

After all, many religious leaders in Jerusalem believed they already knew what God wanted them to do: keep strict adherence to the Old Testament laws and traditions, including circumcision on eighth-day male babies (Leviticus 12:3) and abstaining from pork (Leviticus 11:7-8). But Jesus didn’t agree with this interpretation of God’s will. Rather than teaching his followers how best to follow religious practices, Jesus told them that salvation comes through faith in him—not through following rules or rituals (John 3:16).

You may be wondering why this man didn’t know what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. Because of sin, we are unable to earn our way into God’s presence, but God provided a solution—Jesus Christ—so that we could be forgiven.

You may be wondering why this man didn’t know what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. Because of sin, we are unable to earn our way into God’s presence, but God provided a solution—Jesus Christ—so that we could be forgiven. It is not something that we can earn or deserve; it is a free gift from God (Romans 3:23).

God already loves each of us. When we accept His love through faith, we become children of God. We can never earn or deserve our salvation; it is a free gift offered by a loving Father (Galatians 3:26).

God loves each of us and wants us to be with Him. When we accept His love through faith in Jesus Christ, we become children of God (John 1:12). We can never earn or deserve our salvation; it is a free gift offered by a loving Father (Galatians 3:26) who calls us His own (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) and adopts us into His family forever (Romans 8:15-16).

When we ask God for forgiveness for our sins, He forgives all those sins and cleanses our hearts from an evil conscience so that we can know Him as Lord (1 John 1:7). We are saved through grace—not through any works or efforts on our part—and when we receive Christ’s sacrifice for sin, He offers us eternal life in heaven with Him.

After Jesus gave him instructions, the man replied, “I have kept all these since my youth” (Luke 18:21). Jesus told him he needed one more thing—to give up his earthly wealth and follow Him (Luke 18:22). Jesus’ statement was too hard for the rich young ruler to obey, so he turned away from Jesus in sorrow (Luke 18:23).

When Jesus told him he needed one more thing—to give up his earthly wealth and follow Him (Luke 18:22), the rich young ruler’s heart was too hard to obey. So he turned away from Jesus in sorrow (Luke 18:23).

This man had everything he needed except for one thing—complete faith in Jesus Christ.

The Prodigal Son is a great story about the power of forgiveness and unconditional love, but it’s also a great example of how we need to put our complete faith in Jesus Christ.

The Prodigal Son lived in his father’s house, but he was not really part of the family. He wanted what his brother had—to be a part of the family and all that comes with it: security, acceptance and respect; things that were never given to him while he was growing up in his father’s house. So he decided that he no longer wanted anything to do with his dad or brother (or anyone else). Instead, this man went off on his own so that he could live life on his terms alone.

In doing so, however he threw away any chance at having an eternal relationship with God through believing in Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour…and thinking that somehow money would buy happiness! These days we call people like this “prodigals” because they have wandered away from their faith like sheep without a shepherd (Luke 15:4).

Jesus knew this man had a good heart and was interested in following Him. He took the opportunity to teach him what it truly means to be saved. The rich young ruler failed because he didn’t want to give up his riches, but Jesus has promised that those who come to Him will never be disappointed (John 6:37). When we surrender everything in our lives—even our own children if necessary—and trust Christ alone for salvation, we will receive His free gift of eternal life.

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