This week we’ll be reading, reflecting, and responding to the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin found in Luke 15:1-10
- Read Luke 15:1-10
These Reflections on Reality reveal the extravagance of God’s amazing grace. Jesus not only does not reject sinners; he does more than merely tolerate or condescendingly accept them. They are guests at his table.
- Read 15:1-2
- Reflect and Respond: With whom do you identify? Tax collectors and sinners? Pharisees and scribes?
- Read Luke 15:3-6
- Reflect and respond: When have you risked your reputation and security to care for someone who cost you both time and money?
- Read Luke 15:7
- Reflect and Respond: When have you celebrated when someone has experienced God’s amazing and extravagant grace? Have you ever been offended by God’s amazing and extravagant grace?
- Read: Luke 15:8
- Reflect and respond: How much time and effort do you put into caring for people who are considered outsiders
- Read: Luke 15:9
- Reflect and respond: What are you rejoicing about today?
- Read: Luke 15:10
- Reflect and respond: Can you imagine the joy over one person whose life is transformed by the grace of God?
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What Parable is Next?
April 29: Parable of the Lost Son – 15:11-31 – Part One (Focus upon 15:11-24)
May 6: Parable of the Lost Son – 15:11-32 – Part Two (Focus upon 15:25-32)
May 13: Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Luke 18:9-14