Parable of the Prodigal Son

Story of the Prodigal Son Told in Five Frames

English Translation

Jesus Tells the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15)

Middle picture: Leave Home for Sin
Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. (Lk 15:11-13) Bottom right corner: One
Lantern on the boat: Bound for the City of Squandering

First picture from the right: Run in Trouble and Come to Senses
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. He came to his senses. (Lk 15:14-17)
Bottom right corner: Two

Second picture from the right: Return Home and Confess Sins
So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. ‘ (Lk 15:20,21)
Bottom right corner: Three

Second picture from the left: Father Forgives and Reconciliation
But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. (Lk 12: 22-24)
Bottom right corner: Four

First picture from the left: A Good Reason to Celebrate
Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
Bottom right corner: Five
Chop on the bottom left: Painting Chop of Guo Liang

China Sunday School Union, 5 Quinshan Garden, Shanghai

Simplified Transcription

主耶稣说浪子悔改蒙饶恕的比喻 路加福音十五章

中间图: 离家向罪 耶稣又说 一个人有两个儿子 小儿子对父亲说 父亲 请你把我应得的家业分给我 他父亲就把产业分给他们 过了不多几日 小儿子就把他一切所有的 都收拾起来 往远方去了 在那里任意放荡 浪费资财 路加十五章十一至十三节
右下角:一    船上灯笼:开往放荡城

右一图:遭难醒悟 既耗尽了一切所有的 又遇着那地方大遭饥荒 就穷苦起来 于是去投靠那地方的一个人 那人打发他到田里去放猪 他恨不得拿猪所吃的豆荚充饥 也没有人给他 他醒悟过来 路加十五章十四至十七节

右二图:回家认罪 于是起来往他父亲那里去 相离还远 他父亲看见 就动了慈心 跑去抱着他的颈项 连连与他亲嘴 儿子说 父亲 我得罪了天 又得罪了你 从今以后 我不配称为你的儿子 路加十五章二十至二十一节

左二图:父饶复原 父亲却吩咐仆人说 把那上好的袍子快拿出来给他穿 把戒指戴在他指头上 把鞋穿在他脚上 把那肥牛犊牵来宰了 我们可以吃喝快乐 因为我这个儿子是死而复活 失而又得的 他们就快乐起来 路加十五章二十二至二十四节

左一图:理当欢喜 那时大儿子正在田里 大儿子却生气不肯进去 他父亲就出来劝他 只是你这个兄弟 是死而复活 失而又得的 所以我们理当欢喜快乐 路加十五章二十五二十八三十六节


中国主日学合会 上海昆山花园五号

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