“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” Luke 15:4 NIV
Lost and Found
Ever lose something? Whether it is car keys, a cell phone, a password, or even a child in the grocery store, we’ve all lost (or misplaced) something important. A more important question may be, have you even BEEN lost? Now my family knows on all of our trips that I have never been lost. I may have argued with my GPS or taken a lot of scenic detours, or a short cut or two to our final destination, but never have I ever been lost. 🙄Ok, I never have ADMITTED being lost.
In Luke 15, Jesus shares three familiar parables about something or someone being lost (a sheep, a coin, and a son), and someone who does the finding (a shepherd, a woman, and a father). This Sunday we will look at the first two stories (vs 1-10), and you may just be surprised to learn who are the lost people Jesus talks about. (Hint: it’s the ones who don’t think they are lost at all.)
Also, we’ll take a look at how far God has gone looking to find you. Finally, we hope to celebrate the joy of being found by Jesus.
Come and see,
“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:7