January 19, 2020 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1939
#2 in series
Seeking the Lost
THE LOST COIN
Jesus told three powerful parables in Luke 15 on the lost son, the lost coin, and the lost sheep. All of them are reminders of the Father’s heart toward those who are away from Him. The church has been called to meet the world in its lostness. We have a loving Father who loves the lost, the prodigal, the wayward, the forgotten, and the forsaken. As we think about what God has called us to be and do in 2020, these messages are a good reminder of our priorities if we want to live out the heart of Jesus and His Father. In the last message, we looked at the parable of the lost sheep. The Lord says there is joy in heaven when one sinner repents.
For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.
I. DO WE LOVE THE LOST?
“We may boldly tell the chief of sinners that Christ loves him. Salvation is ready for the worst of men, if they will only come to Christ. If men are lost, it is not because Jesus does not love them and is not ready to save.” – J. C. Ryle
II. DO WE PAY THE PRICE TO REACH THE LOST?
“A woman had ten silver coins. She lost one. She lit a lamp to find it. The coin was lost through no fault of its own, but through forces over which it had no control. It came under the influence of the power of gravity, and it was gone, lost in the darkness and dirt. The likeness of the king stamped upon it became defiled. Worse still, it had no awareness of being lost.” – John Phillips
III. DO WE SEE THE ETERNAL IN SMALL THINGS?