THE LOST SILVER
We are looking at the series of parables which the Lord Jesus gives
to us in this fifteenth chapter. We have been studying the parables of
our Lord for several weeks and learning the lessons that Jesus has for
us in them. And as we look forward to the beginning of our revival
meeting two weeks from this morning. We are trying to prepare our minds
to think in terms of looking for the lost. Reaching out to those who
do not know Jesus as their saviour. So these parables speak to us of
the importance of lost things. And of our responsibility to emulate
the Lord Jesus in seeking after those who are lost. Now the text of
the message today or the verse that we are going to deal with specifically
will be found in verses eight, nine and ten. But I think it would be
helpful for us to read the first three verses again of the chapter. To
give us the context of these parables. So let's begin reading with the
first verse of Luke fifteen this morning.
"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear
him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth
sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them
saying," Remember he gave first of all the parable of the lost sheep.
Then secondly he ties the parable of the lost silver to that one and
so we begin reading in the eighth verse. "Either what woman having
ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle,
and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when
she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbors together,
saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels
of God over one sinner that repenteth."
I have said to you that the key words of these parables are lost
and found. So for that reason we are calling this chapter God's lost
and found Department. The purpose of these parables is ...
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