Day 15 - Chapter 15 - Finding the Lost Lamb

Chapter 15

Chapter 15 is pretty concise!  One scholar describes it as one parable in three scenes.  Jesus points out the importance of bringing in the lost sheep.  Out of ten sheep, one was lost and He went to get it.  He tells the story of the woman with ten coins. Having lost one, she gets her candle and begins to look for it until she finds it.  Then the third scene is the story of the prodigal son.  He left his home, squandered all his father’s money and then returned home and acknowledged the error of his ways.  His father accepted him, embraced him.  The other son, who had remained at home and worked was upset.

Jesus shows us three ways that people are lost, and in the account of the sons, He shows us that repenting is necessary.
Luke reminds us in this chapter that the Pharisees are still watching Jesus, closely.  He is still teaching and healing on the sabbath.  His grace accepts all kinds of people, and the Pharisees don’t understand that.  They think that is inappropriate.

My take-away from this chapter is all about my childhood.  In one of my Sunday School classrooms was the picture of Jesus among the lambs … with a lamb over his shoulders.  I remember a teacher explaining that just like the lost sheep, we are all lost, but can be found.  These stories Jesus told, and the illustrations that came much later, are indeed the perfect ways to teach … especially to teach children.

Let's Cook!

It is important to teach little children all the things they need to know and to do it in an appropriate setting.   Phoebe was crazy about the penguin movies when she was little.  Papa Joe was, too!  So I had a party just for Phoebe, so she could learn more about these sweet creatures.  Check out this link to the party pictures!

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