The Parables of Jesus
in the Gospel of Luke (6)
Recount the most recent or memorable time you lost something and looked desperately for it. What was it and how did you feel after you found it?
This parable shows the great love the Lord Jesus has for sinners. From these verses, there are four points that show us in detail how much the Lord cares for us and what He has done to come and find us.
I. Read Luke 15:1-7 twice and retell the story in your own words.
A. What is the work of a shepherd according to John 10:11 and 1 Peter 2:24-25? How then did the Lord as the Shepherd seek us?
B. The Shepherd left the ninety-nine to “go after the one.” How would you feel if you had one hundred and lost one? What does this say about our value in the eyes of the Son?
C. The Shepherd seeks for the lost sheep “until [He] finds it.” What does this say about the Son’s love for us?
D. After finding the sheep, He “lays it on [His] shoulders, rejoicing.” What do you think being carried on His shoulders signifies?
II. Memorize and pray over Luke 19:10 and recite it to one another:
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.”
Share with one another something that you appreciated about Jesus’ love for us that you saw from this parable.