The Joy of Finding the Lost
Passage: Luke 15:1–10
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- The heart of God rejoices when sinners repent and are saved. Does yours? Think about the most evil person you know. How do you feel about a murderer, rapist, child molester, traitor, or any other violent wicked person being forgiven of their sin?
- Why do you think “righteous” people like the Pharisees and Scribes resented Jesus for receiving and eating with tax collectors and sinners?
- How are you, (and every other person) like a lost wandering sheep? What does it tell you about the heart of God that there is so much rejoicing in heaven when the lost wandering sheep is found?
- One lost coin, representing a single lost soul, may not seem like much when compared to nearly 8 billion people on planet earth, and yet, what price did God pay to find the lost coin? What does this parable tell you about the worth of your single soul to the Lord? How much value do you place on one lost soul?
- A lost sinner who is “found” by the Lord is the person who repents. What does it mean to repent? Is it repentance that saves the lost sinner?