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March 17, 2018

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Reading along with us in Luke? Here’s today’s reading:

Luke 15 (ESV)

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 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 that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance....Continue Reading

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  1. , ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance

  2. What love God has for sinners as revealed here in three accounts of seeking and saving that which is lost. Whether it is a sheep, a coin or a son, things are set aside and sacrificed for the sake of the one who is separated from the whole. Most touching is the father who waits for His son to return. And even though it takes him coming to an end of himself for him to return, the father does nothing but lavish love, forgiveness and full acceptance on this rebellious one. The eldest son, like the Pharisees who cannot understand Jesus’ acceptance of sinners, doesn’t understand the Father’s actions and criticizes Him for it. Yet the father is even patient with him, trying to get him to understand the reason for his compassion: your brother was lost and now he has been found!

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