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1. Read Mark 1:14-15. What do you think Jesus meant when he said to “repent” and “believe the good news” when he walked the earth?
2. Jesus gives a picture of what it looks like to repent and believe the good news in Luke 15:11-24. Read these verses. Based on verse 13, why do you think the son ran off with the inheritance he got from his father?
3. What happened to the son in verses 14-16?
4. Based on verse 17, what was the turning point for the son?
5. What does the son do once he comes to his senses, and how does his father respond (verses 18-24)?
6. How do you think this story is a picture of the way God wants us to relate to him?
7. What are some ways you find yourself thinking or acting like life is better outside of Jesus than with him?
8. How do these things end up being like “feeding pigs in a field” (verse 15)
9. What from this story encourages you to “come to your senses,” turn from less satisfying things, and run to Jesus for life each day?
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