Presentation on theme: "Luke 15:1-7. "The Parable of the Lost Sheep" - Luke 15:1-7 "The Parable of the Lost Coin" - Luke 15:8-10 "The Parable of the Lost (Prodigal) Son""— Presentation transcript:
"The Parable of the Lost Sheep" - Luke 15:1-7 "The Parable of the Lost Coin" - Luke 15:8-10 "The Parable of the Lost (Prodigal) Son" - Luke 15:11-32
Let us look to “The Parable of the Lost Sheep” and seek to learn the lessons in which Jesus provides. These parables… ◦ Not only enlighten us about the Father's love for the lost ◦ But they make clear what our attitude should be toward the lost as well!
Tax collectors and sinners draw near to Jesus - Luke 15:1 The Pharisees and scribes complain about Jesus receiving sinners - Luke 15:2 In response to this "murmuring/complaining" by the Pharisees and scribes, Jesus now tells three parables. The first of which is "The Parable of the Lost Sheep", and in verses 4-7 we find...
The Illustration Luke 15:3-6 ◦ Any one of them, if they had 100 sheep But one of them went astray ◦ Would leave the 99 in the wilderness and go after the lost one until he found it. ◦ He would bring it home rejoicing! ◦ He would invite others to rejoice with him!
The application that Jesus makes- Luke 15:7 ◦ In the same way they would rejoice over finding one lost sheep... ◦ So there is more rejoicing in heaven: Over 1 sinner who repents Than over 99 upright/righteous persons who need not repent.
The love of God is available for those who are lost… ◦ John 3:16-21 ◦ Luke 19:9-10 ◦ Mark 16:15-16 God expresses joy over those who repent ◦ “Joy in Heaven”!!!
The command to be separate does not mean we are to be totally secluded. ◦ Christians are to be separate from the world, 2Corinthians 6:14-18 ◦ But that does not require isolation, 1Corinthians 5:9-11
We should have a genuine concern for the lost We ought not think too highly of ourselves, as did the Pharisees & scribes The Lord is concerned about/ and actively seeks the lost There is joy in heaven when one sinner repents! ◦ There should be joy in our hearts when one sinner repents!!! The Lord delights in those who are continuing to remain faithful.
“Going into the wilderness" to find the one which is lost, Putting up with “complaining/murmuring” because of our association with sinners.
Joy is not limited to those in heaven, or to those involved with seeking the lost… ◦ It is offered to those who are being saved, Acts 8:35-39!!