Series: Who's Your One?
September 08, 2019 | Dr. Wes George
Passage: Luke 15:1-7
Jesus was criticized by religious leaders for receiving and eating with sinners. 1-2
Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. 2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them. ”
A shepherd leaves 99 sheep in an open pasture to look for one lost sheep. 4
4 “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
A shepherd keeps searching until the lost sheep is found.
4. . .which is lost until he finds it? 5 “When he has found it,. . .
A shepherd rejoices with others when a lost sheep is found. 5-6
5 “When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
Heaven rejoices more when lost sinners repent that over righteous needing no repentance. 7
7 “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.