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Oftentimes the “Prodigal Son” testimony seems to be the only powerful one, but God can still use the testimony of someone who was raised Christian and never really struggled with that identity.

Key Points:

  • A “testimony” is your personal story of how God has worked in your life.
  • Testimonies are relatable, personal accounts that can bridge gaps to non-Christians for conversation.
  • A lot of times it’s assumed that people raised Christian can’t have a testimony, but this isn’t true.
  • The prodigal son parable isn’t just about the wasteful son who runs away, but the “good” son who stays behind. Both sons had lessons to learn and stories to share.
  • All testimonies are different. You don’t have to be the “wasteful” son. How God works in your everyday life or how he saved you even while being raised in a Christian home can be a powerful story for someone out there.
  • Don’t create a false rock bottom scenario. Be on the lookout for how God is working every day in your life.

Quote This:

Luke 15:31-32 His father said to him, ‘Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours. We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!’

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What is the craziest testimony you’ve ever heard? Summarize it.
  3. Do you think you have a powerful testimony? Why or why not?
  4. Why do you think testimonies are important or unimportant? Explain.
  5. Review the parable of the prodigal son from Luke 15:11-32 (called “the Parable of the Lost Sons” in some modern versions). What are the lessons you glean from this parable?
  6. Why is it important to recognize all testimonies are different and that’s okay?
  7. How can the church better honor God’s work in all different sorts of people?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.