Outline the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin

  • Tax collectors and sinners
    drew near to Jesus to listen to him. 
  • Pharisees (and scribes) murmured that
    Jesus received sinners and ate with them. 
  • Ashepherd had 100 sheep and lost
    one of them. 
  • He left the 99 behind and wert after the lost one. 
  • When he
    found it, he carried it on his shoulder and rejoiced. 
  • Coming home, he
    called his friends and neighbours, 
  • He asked them to rejoice with him,
    having found his lost sheep. 
  • There will be more joy in heaven over one
    sinner who repents. 
  • Than over 99 righteous persons who need no repentance. 
  • A woman with 10 silver coins lost one of them. 
  • She lighted the lamp,
    swept the house and searched diligently. 
  • When she found it, she called her
    friends and neighbours. 
  • She asked them to rejoice with her, having found
    the lost one. 
  •  So, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner
    who repents, 

Significance: 

  1. Jesus has come into the world to look for
    sinners and call them to repentance, 
  2. The so-called righteous people (like
    the Pharisees) must, therefore, take heed lest, in their presumption they go to
    hell, 
  3. The righteous who do not need Jesus in their lives are in danger of
    not making it in the end. 
  4. Every human soul is precious to God. 
  5. The
    parables point to the unconditional love/mercy of God. 
  6. It teaches the need
    to win souls for Christ/ evangelism.

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