The Joy of Being Found

LPUC eNews – Sunday 11 September 2022

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Luke 15:1-10, The Joy of Being Found 

In today’s text, Jesus tells two Parables and each of the parables deals with something that is lost a sheep, and a coin. In the story, the shepherd leaves the ninety-nine sheep closed up in a pen to fend for themselves and goes and looks for the one sheep that has wandered off. Same with the woman. She forgets that she has nine coins left. She searches diligently for the coin that is lost. 

Do you know what made that sheep and coin so valuable? It was the love and the concern of the one who had lost it. Jesus does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable, because Jesus loves us. 

Notice something else about the sheep and the coin. They were both found. It was the shepherd that found the sheep. It was the woman that found the coin. Something that is lost does not find itself. Something that is lost is found. We really don’t find God. God finds us. God finds us because He is always looking for us. He is always concentrating on us. 

Why does Jesus put that in the story? He was teaching that lost people matter to God. What matters to God should matter to us and heaven is happy when lost people are found. One soul, one human being is worth more than anything in the world. God has called us, who have been found, to go to those who are lost and find them too. When we do, that makes heaven happy.  IL-WOONG.

Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II

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“For goodness’ sake, Dad, pick a side!” – Bible.com.au

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‘Love Wins’: New Documentary Sheds Light on Heidi Baker and Iris Global’s Perseverance Through Grim War – cbn.com

What hinders Revival – Daily Declaration

Handel’s “Messiah”, A prophetic masterwork – An introduction – Daily Declaration

Politics, the Bible and Christians – Jonathan Cole

The charms of Transgenderism – The James Macpherson Report

Navigating a Hostile Culture: Resistance Theory, Activism and the Gospel: Bill Muehlenberg – The Daily Declaration or listen on Spotify

Exorcists are seeing harmful consequences from Smoking Ceremonies – Daily Declaration

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