Parables (Part 9) – The Lost Items Found

March 11, 2018


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As Jesus spent his time with “sinners”, he would often clash with the “religious” of his day. They grumbled at how Jesus would meet and share with such people.  In answering their grumbling, Jesus tells three parables about lost things being found.  He said that there is celebration in heaven when a sinner returns to God, comparable to the great joy when that which is lost is found. He then concludes with a radical story about a father and his two sons – a powerful picture of how the heart of this father is like the heart of God.

Bible References

  • Luke 15:1 - 3
  • Luke 15:3 - 7
  • Luke 15:8 - 10
  • Luke 15:11 - 24
  • Luke 15:25 - 32