Your Own Prodigal Child featuring Max Lucado

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Listen to this story about Vicki and her daughter, Catherine. Having a child walk away from their faith brings up difficult feelings of failure, regret, and guilt.


Vicki mentioned that her daughter's withdrawal began in her teens, but she is now an adult. How does a parent's input change over that time? What advice would you share with Vicki?
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Few things in life are as difficult as watching your own children abandon their faith in God. In this clip, Max Lucado, author and pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, provides biblical instruction, hope, and encouragement for parents of wandering or rebellious children.


Max said, "God is the first and ultimate parent and he is still in the process of parenting your child—he has not forgotten your child." Does this encouragement change the way someone who has a prodigal child should feel or act toward that adult child?
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How does Max use the story of the Prodigal Son to offer hope? What is the responsibility of the parents?
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Take a moment to pray for members of your small group or church family that are going through the painful experience of a spiritually rebellious child. Be sensitive to God's leading in how you might encourage them.


This teaching video is an excerpt from the Max on Life Bible study series. You can find the entire series exclusively in the RightNow Media Bible Study Library. Direct link: RightNowMedia.org/Media/Series/25.

For more RightNow Media training posts, teaching videos and Bible study resources with Max Lucado, click here.