Kingdom Celebrations

Aug 13, 2017 by: John Paul Westin | Series: Summer Series 2017: The Parables of the Kingdom | Category: Sunday Scripture: Luke 15:1–:10 Tags: Jesus, Luke, kingdom, pharisees, lost sheep, treasure

John Paul Westin shares on Kingdom Celebrations - The parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin from Luke 15:1-10.

Do you ever remember losing a very precious possession? What did it feel like? Did you ever lose and then find a precious item? What did that feel like?

Over the next week we invite you to sit down (by yourself or even better) with your small group, a friend, family member or soul-mate, and (think about) discuss the following questions:

  1. In these parables who is in Jesus’ audience? How do they respond to him?
  2. How does Jesus’ parable of the sheep relate to the muttering of the Pharisees?
  3. What is Jesus’ point in verse 7?
  4. How do you picture the woman searching for her money (vv. 8-9)? What is Jesus’ point here?
  5. Have you ever strayed from the Christian faith? How did God bring you back?
  6. How do these stories make you feel about your value to God?
  7. How could these stories affect your relationship with those you know who wander from the Lord?