Lost and Found (Luke 15)

Subject Why does Jesus celebrate with the wrong people?
Object Because when you find something that was lost, you rejoice
Big Idea When you find something that’s lost, it’s time for a party.
Purpose To thank God for finding us, and to join in the party

If you’re going to follow Jesus:

1. You’re going to have questions

Background: Jesus invites us to follow him. Where? Among the tax collectors and sinners. Tax collectors were seen as spies for Rome, traitors, and extortioners. Sinners: at best, people who didn’t come to the Temple to worship; at worst, pickpockets, prostitutes, pimps.

2. You’ll understand why he loves lost people

If you’ve ever lost anything important, you know what it’s like: when you find it, you rejoice.

3. You’ll understand that it’s not about us; it’s about God (the running Father)

4. You’ll join in with the party

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada