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The Parable of the Lost Coin – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 15:8-10)

A.  Context

1.  The issue (vs. 1 and 2; 1:67-79)

2.  The increased tension (1/100; 1/10; 1/2)

3.  The common denominators

B.  The Parable of the Lost Coin (vv. 8-10)

1.  A woman lost a coin (a drachma) worth a day’s wages (v. 8; Psalm 23:5; Luke 13:34; Revelation 19:6-8).

2.  She makes every effort to find the coin (v.8).

·  She lights a lamp in the darkness (John 1:3-5; Matthew 5:14-16; Isaiah 45:3).

·  She sweeps (Isaiah 14:22-23; John 3:16-19) the dust (Psalm 22:19; Psalm 72:9).

·  She searches carefully until she finds her coin (Acts 1:8).

3.  She calls her friends to rejoice with her (v. 9).

·  Who is “rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God” (v. 10)?

·  Who is rejoicing with God (vs. 9 and 10; 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20)?

·  Why are they all rejoicing (v. 10)?

Repentance = to change one’s mind; to stop thinking one way and to start thinking the opposite way; to stop going one way and to turn around and go the other way

Repentance ≠ summoning the willpower to change or reform your own life

This is the thought of a repentant sinner…
“I must change my mind about God.  I never gave God a thought before, not really.  I didn’t have any interest in Him, at all.  But now, I realize I need Him and I can’t go on without Him in my life anymore.  Could it be true that He loves me and died for me? I am willing to risk everything and to change anything in order to find out.”

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Jun 18, 2017 The Parable of the Lost Coin – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 15:8-10) Listen Download