Video: Parable of the Prodigal Son

This short video features the story of the Prodigal Son told using slides from a Bible Story comic book. This could be used with a Bible lesson about the Prodigal Son.

The title in the video says “Prodigal God” which brings out the real meaning behind the story. Both brothers have hurt the father and need forgiveness, but the father in the story proves to be the most reckless. His crazy love continues toward the two sinful boys.

Before showing this video, explain to the kids that prodigal means “reckless” or “crazy” or “wild.” Then let the children discovery why this video calls God the reckless one. The parable of the prodigal son is really about the reckless father’s love. It teaches us an important lesson about God’s love for us and other sinners – God the Father loves both religious and irreligious people.

The Story of the Prodigal Son

Prodigal God from MZM Cornerstone on Vimeo.

HT to Sam Luce who posted this video on his blog.


  1. M. Kim says

    Thank you so much for putting this website together. It has been a terrific help in children’s ministry!

  2. Cindy Warren says

    Finally! Something I can use that is not boring. I believe that teaching kids is sooo important. and if you aren’t exhausted at the end of the session, you probably didn’t do a very good job. Thank you , thank you, thank you!

  3. Chris Ebden says

    This is just the kind of website I’ve been searching for as a childrens pastor but never found. Brilliant!

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