Lost & Found
In Luke 15, Jesus is criticized for spending time with sinners who had come to hear Him. It is worth noting that these sinners were not the close friends of Jesus. They had come to hear and learn. He received them. He even ate with them. Jesus taught three parables in the face of the criticism of the Pharisees. What does the Bible say about being lost and then found?
- A Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7). A shepherd leaves ninety-nine safe sheep and seeks one that was lost. There is rejoicing that the lost sheep is found.
- A Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10). A woman loses one of ten coins. She searches the house and finds her lost money. There is rejoicing that the lost coin is found.
- A Lost Son (Luke 15:11-32). A father has a son who leaves and wastes his life. The son realizes his lost condition and comes home to the father. The father rejoices over a lost son who was found.
These everyday situations were used to teach a great spiritual lesson. Jesus came so that the lost could be found, “…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10). We would love to study together about what the scriptures teach the lost must do to be found and saved. When this happens there is rejoicing!