(1-7) The Parable of the Lost Sheep
There is no sense in seeking those who are already found. There is also no sense in seeking those who are lost but think they are not. Jesus didn’t care to hang with the religious people because they believed that their good works and self-righteous acts had saved them. They did not recognize their need for a Savior. But the tax collectors and sinners eagerly drew near to hear the words of Christ. Jesus didn’t mind hanging out with them, because they knew that they were lost. They were aware of their thirst and desired to drink Living Water. They were hungry and wanted the Break of Life. They recognized their darkness and sought to have that darkness dispelled by the Light of the world.
(8-10) The Parable of the Lost Coin
Jesus still seeks for souls, and He rejoices over every one that repents.
Favorite verse: (10) Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”