|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.