HumanKind Week 12: “Lost Things”
Have you ever lost something really precious? Maybe it was your phone, a treasured family heirloom, or even a loving relationship. We all have known the pain of loss, and the anxious desire to recover that which we have set our hearts on. What may surprise you is that Jesus shares this common, human experience with you.
This message looks at three stories about lost things, a sheep, a coin, and a son. Jesus tells the tales to a group of critics who don’t like the kind of people he spends time with. They assume that the “tax collectors and sinners” whom Jesus welcomes cast doubt on his credentials as a godly person. He disagrees and invites them to rejoice with him that the “bad” people have repented, turning towards the inviting love of God in the person of Jesus.