Joy in Heaven
16 May 2021 AM – Luke 15:1-32 – Parables21 – Scott Childs
Introduction: The Pharisees and scribes murmured against Jesus because He ministered to sinners. “Lost sinners came to Jesus, not because He catered to them or compromised His message, but because He cared for them.” (W. Wiersbe) To address this murmuring, Jesus told three parables that picture salvation. The first was of a shepherd searching for a lost sheep and calling friends to rejoice with him when he found it. Note Jesus’ application (Lu 15:7). The second was of a woman who lost one of the coins on her silver chain that she wore around her head as a token that she was a married woman (similar to our wedding rings). She searched until she found it. Then she called her friends and neighbours to rejoice with her. Note Jesus’ application (Lu 15:10). The third parable is of a lost son (Lu 15:11-32).
Transition: This morning we are going to focus our attention on the lost son. I want to show you three facts that God wants you to remember.
The first fact that God wants you to remember is that …
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