Summary: Searching for things of the world rather than Christ


Luke 19:10

10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Story: A short story about a tax collector.

Climb a tree to see Jesus:

Jesus abides at his house:

The Pharisees said He has gone to be a guest off a man who is a sinner.

Luke 15:2

2. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, this man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

This these scriptures God place on my heart midweek. Chapter 15: I have preach in this area before- God what is it you want me to see?

He says: I am searching for people that R lost:

But people are searching for everything else but me.

My people have lost their direction- r searching for other things.

Begin to study the 3 parables concertinaing something lost.

It seems that most of our lives we are searching for something we don’t have. Satisfaction in areas of life: Yet it is hard to find and hard to hang on to.

Question: Have you found what you are looking for?

Searching for something perhaps it is peace, joy and contentment.

We think we can find in material areas or fleshly things, and there is some in these areas. Those things are needed.

We all have hopes and dreams but do we search for them in the right way?

Hag 1:5 now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

6. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

7. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; consider your ways.

8. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.

9. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came too little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? Saith the LORD of hosts? Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

The Lord laid 3 parables on my heart midweek- share

Lord what do I do with them? I know people are searching for the truth but not finding it. Because they are not changing- truth changes your life.

2 Tim 3:7

7. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth:

Search the scripture {John 5:39}

39. "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of me.

40. "But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life

In the 3 parables:

I. Lost Sheep

A. Seeking savior -4-7

4. What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he fined it?

5. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6. And when his cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

7. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance

• Searches till he finds it

• Compassion and love for his sheep

• Supports – by carrying him on his shoulders

• Rejoices when he finds him/lost/find

• Heaving is shouting

B. Seeking sinner

• We to R seeking for something- seek but know what we seek for- know not what

• Really need is peace, passeth all understanding

• Know Jesus, know peace, don’t know Jesus don’t know peace

C. Seek ye first the kingdom of god and his righteousness and all these other things shall be added unto you.

Focus on kingdom things- search for things of the kingdom- other things you need shall be added unto/Natural things shall come

Parable 2 Lost coins:


8. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

9. And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbors together, saying, rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

10. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

2 Peter 3:9

9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us–ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

A. Woman –lost 1 of 10 coins


1. Diligence

2 Peter 1:10-11

10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 peter 3:14

14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless

2. Lamp- candle

Ps 18:28

28. For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Proverbs: 20/27

27 ¶ the spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Shows us the way to find:

3. Frugality- avoided waste

• Took care of

• Good Stewart (rich young ruler)

• What she lost she found

• Prov. 21/20 ¶ there is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

• John 6:12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

• Shared fellowship

Parable 3- Two Sons 11.¶ and he said, A certain man had two sons

1. Lost son: Most of us at one time lost

• Search for life without god-

• 12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

• 13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

1. Portion given in goods

2. Wasted his possession- spend all

3. Moral bankruptcy…Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.

4. Dissatisfied /always in need/miserable…

14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

2. Great decision- 18-20

18. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19. And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

20. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Confessed sin…humbled

Return to god


Divine compassion

Paternal love

Received a robe of righteousness-

Spiritual resurrection verse 24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

2. Second Son- the self righteous

Attitude- sometimes of family and church

He confesses or complaints – I stayed home-

I went to church, no sin, and you never through me a party and killed the fatted calf for a feast.

28. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him.

29. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

31. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

32. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

If you are searching for the truth- truth will come and perhaps you won’t like it but it will set you free.

Jesus is the truth search for him in you life. And there will be shouting around the hills of glory