Lost, Lost, Lost, And …?

God’s love for us is a prodigal love. He seeks us out no matter where we are.
Luke 15:1-32

A Lost Sheep

Luke 15:3-7
And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.   I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

A Lost Coin

Luke 15:8-10
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends andher neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.  Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

A Lost Son

Luke 15:24
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.

Luke 15:11
And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Luke 15:1
Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

The Elder Son

Luke 15:25

 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. 

Luke 15:25-27
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

  • He was Angry

Luke 15:28a
And he was angry

  • He was Stubborn

Luke 15:28
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him

  • He was Self-Righteous

Luke 15:29a
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment…

  • He was Self-Centered/Jealous

Luke 15:29b
and yet thou never gavest ME a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

  • He was Mean

Luke 15:30
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Luke 15:31-32
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

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