If you would read Luke 15, you will notice that it has 3 parables with the same message.
Ø Parable of the Lost Sheep tells us of a shepherd who leaves 99 sheep to find the one sheep that was lost.
Ø Parable of the Lost Coin tells us of a woman who search her house thoroughly to find the coin that she loses.
Ø Parable of the Lost Son tells us of a father who welcomes a son who runs after his worldly desire.
Who is the shepherd, the woman, the father…?
Who is the lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost son…?
In the parable on Luke 15, the shepherd, the woman and the father is the Lord Jesus Christ, while the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son is the people who do not know or do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
What does these parables wants to imply to us…?
Jesus sends us a message in these parables. He wants us to reach out people who do not know Him, just as He did in His time. He wants us to draw people towards Him.
What character Jesus wants us to have when sharing the Gospel?
- Jesus wants us to show that we care to those people whom we are sharing the Gospel to, just like the shepherd takes good care of his sheep.
Like the care Jesus have for us.
- Jesus wants us to have patience, just like the woman who patiently search for the coin she loses.
Like Jesus who patiently waits for us to accept Him in our lives.
- Jesus wants us to love the people we are reaching out, just like the father’s love for his son after he goes astray in life.
Like Jesus who loves us so much that He took the cross just to save us.
What are we going to do now?
- Let us put those characters into practice. And go out and share the Gospel to those lost in this decaying world.
And let us always remember, “there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
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