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Prodigal: Party On – Luke 15:1-10

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PRODIGAL
Party On!

Ryan Heller
October 16, 2011

 

The Lost Sheep

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”               Luke 15:1-7 (NIV)

2 Reasons we need to party on

I.              God Seeks

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; 
and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.                                                                                                         Isaiah 53:6 (NIV)

II.             God Celebrates

He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.            Luke 3:3 (NIV)

The Lost Coin

“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”                                              Luke 15:8-10 (NIV)