Bible Text:

Luke 15:11-32


Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Prodigal Son," Spark Story Bible, p.30

"The Prodigal Son," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.240

"The Lost Son" and "The Loving Father," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.282 & 283


Children's Story Resource

The Dog Who Cried Wolf by Keiko Kasza

Moka is a good dog. But when Michelle, his little girl, reads him a book about wolves, being a good dog suddenly seems awfully boring. Wolves get to run around doing whatever they want. No one ever makes a wolf dress up for a tea party. So Moka decides to run away to the wild. But what will happen when the real wolves show up?

How these stories are connected: These stories feature characters who are restless with their own identity and with their place in the world. Mako and the lost son both discover the virtues of home only after leaving it behind.

Questions about The Dog Who Cried Wolf:

     How do you think Michelle felt about Moka leaving?

     Why did Moka come home?

     What did Michelle do when Moka came home? Why?


Questions about the Bible story:

     How do you think the father felt when the son left?

     Why did the son come home?

     What did the father do when the son came home? Why?


Questions about our lives: 

     How do you think God feels when we don’t pray?



Dear God, thank you for giving us freedom and loving us no matter what we do. Help us make good choices. Amen.