God's Amazing Grace
Q & A
Q: What is the sin or brokenness of the younger son?
A: He lived a prodigal (extravagant, uncontrolled) life for pleasure. He deemed hisself “demerit-orious” who is unworthy to his father’s son.
Q: What is the sin or brokenness of the older brother?
A: He lived a prodigal (extravagant, uncontrolled) life for self-righteousness. He deemed himself “meritorious” who is worthy to be in his father’s house.
Q: What is God’s gracious action in the text?
A: God is prodigal with his grace and mercy. Both of his sons were not worthy of the banquet table. No one is worthy or unworthy of God’s grace. God gives his grace as a gift to all who repents.
Q: How should we respond to God’s amazing grace?
A: i) Repent our sins ii) Repent from our self-righteousness iii) Live as a covenantal family who is invited to fellowship by the grace of God.