Posts Tagged ‘One little lost lamb’

Luke 15:1-10 Come Celebrate!

Party In Heaven Tonight! One more came home!

Party In Heaven Tonight! One more came home!

We are going to take a little larger chunk than usual and look at two parables today. They are about searching diligently for something lost; the lost sheep and the lost coin. They are directed at the Pharisees in answer to their condemnation of Jesus for associating with “sinners.”

Jesus shared a similar parable with His disciples and Matthew recounted it to us. The search was the same but this one focused on children specifically. We looked at in the story title One Little Lost Lamb.

The story of the lost coin is only seen in Luke’s gospel account, along with this slightly different lost sheep parable. I love the celebration at the end of both parables! Let’s look at them both and see where they take us. Read more »

Matthew 18:10-14 One Little Lost Lamb

I once was lost but now I'm found

I once was lost but now I’m found

Jesus is still in the house in Capernaum teaching His disciples. The young child is either still with them or still on Jesus’ mind.

I’m going to come right out and say, I’m having trouble again today with our study theme. I am currently dealing with a child issue and am struggling to bring my attitudes and behavior in line with Jesus’. The children of today are not the children of Jesus’ time. But the Jesus and God of today are exactly the same as they have always been. Loving, forgiving, and approachable. I CHOOSE to adopt His attitude of love, weather I feel it or not. Forgive me Lord for my attitude. Help me extend Your love, regardless of the result. Help me to listen to You in the moment.

Jesus today says not to despise one of the little ones. defines despise as: “to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.” Those are horrible words (and attitudes) that I have to confess I have found myself displaying very recently; hence my prayer and my difficulty in writing today. God knows just how to get my attention when I stray. Read more »