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Luke 15 - NIV

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.

2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

3 Then Jesus told them this parable:

4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders

6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’

7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Parable of the Lost Son


a. Luke 15:8 Greek ten drachmas, each worth about a day’s wages

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Christopher Benfield avatar
Calling all Friends
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Nov, 2016
Summary: Jesus offered a parable of a woman who had lost a coin of great value. Once it was found, through a diligent search, she called her friends to rejoice with her. We too should seek out the lost and rejoice in their salvation.
Scripture: Luke 15:8-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 237
Paul Sizemore avatar
Turning Complaints into a Celebration
Shared by: Paul Sizemore on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus was often judged harshly by the religious authorities in his day. The Pharisees and the scribes believed wrongly that he was condoning the sins of people whose company he shared. Instead Christ came to make of them "new creations" (2 Cor. 5:17).
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 401
Reverend Cooper McWhirter avatar
In a Manner of Speaking: "The Parable of 'The Lost Sheep' ” [Part Two]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Oct, 2016
Summary: Unfortunately, many people are lost and don’t know it!
Scripture: Luke 15:1-7
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 32
Gordon McCulloch avatar
Reaching the Lost; how difficult can it be, it there much involved?
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Sep, 2016
Summary: Reaching the lost is an enormous task. It is not for everyone, and it takes some highly specialised skills, one of which is to motivated our own congregations which this sermon attempts to do, but from a different angle.
Tim Smith avatar
The Most Valuable Things in the World
Shared by: Tim Smith on Sep, 2016
Summary: A sermon on the Parables of the Lost Coin and Sheep
Series: Storyteller
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,326
Jonathan Meyer avatar
Sinners Welcome
Shared by: Jonathan Meyer on Sep, 2016
Summary: Whether we know it or not, we are all lost. Jesus comes seeking us, calling us to repentance, and He welcomes sinners to His feast of victory.
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 84
Dean Courtier avatar
Evangelism: Message and Method - Finding the one who is lost.
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Sep, 2016
Summary: Why do we need to tell people about Jesus? The simple answer is because Jesus has given a direct command to tell other people about Him. Matthew 28:19 “Go and make disciples of all the nations"
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 15:4-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 384
I. G. Spong avatar
Seeking the Lost
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Sep, 2016
Summary: How valuable are we to God? How valuable are those not yet in the church? I want us to learn that everyone is valuable to God. Let’s discuss a lost sheep and a lost coin from Luke 15:1-10.
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 51
Ernie Arnold avatar
Pull Up A Chair
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Aug, 2016
Summary: In this passage Jesus teaches us to: 1. Reach out and accept everyone 2. Reach out and rescue the lost 3. Reach out and build relationships
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,052
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Being the broom MK3
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Aug, 2016
Summary: This is my third attempt at this sermon, They call it the parable of the lost coin, what is the christian's role in finding this coin, the lamp, I believe there's a role that is over looked, will you be the broom?
Mike Dankson avatar
Lost and Found
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Aug, 2016
Summary: This sermon relates the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Silver to those who have drifted or cooled in their relationship with God
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 258
Chris Jordan avatar
Spiritual Formations: Good Good Father
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2016
Summary: God wants us to know, believe and receive the extraordinary, unconditional love that He has for us.
Scripture: Luke 15:1-24
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 268
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jun, 2016
Summary: Luke 15 could aptly be called the Lost & Found chapter of the Gospels. Looking at the similarities & contrasts of these 3 stories – the Lost Sheep, the lost Coin and the lost Son.
Scripture: Luke 15:1-32
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 261
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Being the Broom MK2
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Mar, 2016
Summary: The parables of the lost coin. What is our part n finding the coin? A practical application is what it is.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 15:8-10
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 813
Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson avatar
Prodigality, love and grace
Shared by: Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar, 2016
Summary: A few details of this beautiful parable that we may miss or take for granted because we think the story is so familiar.
Series: 4 Lent, Yr C
Scripture: Luke 15:1-32
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 247
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Scandalous Grace"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Mar, 2016
Summary: Where do you "fit in" to the parable of the Prodigal Son"?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 15:1-32
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 151
Jody VanSickle avatar
Attracting the Opposites
Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Mar, 2016
Summary: A brief message on accepting all who need Jesus
Scripture: Luke 15:1-2
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 159
Ed Sasnett avatar
Happy God, Happy Follower
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Mar, 2016
Summary: To be like God is to be happy.
Series: Be Happy
Scripture: Luke 15:1-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 360
john dixon avatar
You’ve LOST That LOVING Feeling
Shared by: john dixon on Jan, 2016
Summary: Keeping your love for the lost intact
Scripture: Luke 15:1-7
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 209
David Henderson avatar
Parable of the Lost Sheep
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: That reminds me of a lesson that Jesus taught. These people who all went to church were saying that Jesus was hanging out with people who were sinners. Well we all are.
Scripture: Luke 15:3-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 208
Dan Raymond avatar
Loving the Lost with Abandon
Shared by: Dan Raymond on Dec, 2015
Summary: 3rd Sermon on the astounding mathematics of grace. This one is on the parable of the lost sheep. I also have graphics available.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Son, Come In the House
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Nov, 2015
Summary: To establish it is our decision as a result of God’s goodness to come into His house. This parable rebukes the Pharisees and scribes for their self-righteousness and despite for others.
Douglas Phillips avatar
Lost And Found
Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Sep, 2015
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#3 The Wet Blanket of depression
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep, 2015
Summary: It might be easier to turn off the light and enjoy darkness than to really change. Depression, discouragement and trials could sharpen our skills and make us better servants. We need the light to expose the dirt?
Scripture: Luke 15:8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 319
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#2- Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Aug, 2015
Summary: Am I really lost? How valuable am I to God? What is true repentence?
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Look Who Jesus Hangs Out With"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Jul, 2015
Summary: A sermon about Jesus' love for sinners.
Chris Jordan avatar
The Storyteller: The Parables of Jesus: Lost and Found
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2015
Summary: In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus reveals God as Father who is extravagant in His love for us, welcoming both rebellious and religious sons to come home.
Scripture: Luke 15:1-32
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 393
Rick Burdette avatar
Learning to Love Like Dad
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jun, 2015
Summary: Lost People, God's Heart, Rebellion, Legalism
David Welch avatar
Lost and Found
Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
Summary: Message from Luke 15 on the parables of the lost sheep, coin and sons.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Seek The Kalos Shepherd
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Apr, 2015
Summary: Jesus was not a hired hand, one seeking get paid, to just complete a job. He was willing to lay down his life for us, for his sheep. Our Lord is the Good Sheppard. Seek The "Kalos", Sheppard.
based on 163 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 4,031