The Prodigal Father

By Rev Dr Chiang Ming Shun

The parable in Luke 15:11-32 is often referred to as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The younger son squanders his inheritance, the older bother responds bitterly to his father’s forgiveness of his undeserving younger brother and the father tries to make peace between and with his sons.  But the parable in Luke 15:11-32 is more than about a family dispute – it is about Jesus ending our spiritual exile and God celebrating the return of His people.

  1.  Review each of the characters in this parable. What impact does each of them have on you?

  2. If you are a parent – do you think you would respond in the same way as the father did? Why or why not?

Disruption

By Mr Adrian Yeo

Disruptions can be defined as that which “prevents something from continuing as usual or as expected" or "to change the traditional way that an industry operates, especially in a new and effective way". Disruptions can be good – when they bring change and a breaking of old patterns – or bad – when it distracts us from what is important. Often, God causes changes to occur in people and this disruption can cause us to align with His will. Moses and Esther were two such people whose lives were disrupted by God.

1. Have you ever been disrupted by God? How?

2. How did you feel about that disruption?

What's Your Story

By Ps Allan Lee

Labels, assumptions and stereotyping are common. Unfortunately they often cut deep and prove to be harmful and hurtful – not just momentarily, but for long periods.

  1. What are some labels and stereotypical profiles that people have of others?

  2. Hebrews 10: 24-25 Bible calls us to show concern, commitment and to encourage one another through conversation. How are you doing this?