Found Sheep
Luke 15:1-7

August 29, 2021 • Jon Furman • Found

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Sermon Notes - August 29, 2021

Found: The Found Sheep - Luke 15:1-7 (NLT) - Jon Furman

Luke 15:1-2 (NLT)

Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!

“Notorious: Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.”

Luke 15:3-4 (NLT)

So Jesus told them this story: “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?

“Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search…”

John 10:11 (NLT)

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.”

When we grasp how much Jesus loves us, we begin to see each other differently.

John 10:27-28 (NLT)

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,”

Many moments that feel dangerous, are actually just uncomfortable.

Luke 15:5-6 (NLT)

And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’

Luke 15:7 (NLT)

In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!

Heaven is happier about repentance than obedience.

Application Points:

Remember how Jesus searched for you!

Make room for a miracle.

Point to Jesus not judgment.