A pastor writes how he and his wife struggled with the behavior of their prodigal teenage daughter. Being in the very visible role of pastor made some of their decisions more difficult, yet now the couple sees how God was at work through this troublesome time. A prodigal child is the fear of every parent, yet it's very common in the church. This lesson offers insights on how to deal with issues that confront the parents of prodigals.
Table of Contents
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
-Teaching point one: The behavior of your child can be a reflection of your leadership ability.
-Teaching point two: In order to be restored, prodigal children must truly repent of their ways.
-Teaching point three: Welcoming back a prodigal doesn't always make sense to others.
• Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM LEADERSHIP JOURNAL
• The Pain of a Prodigal (Winter 1997, p. 102)
Total number of pages - 10