by Jeff Strite

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How Far Would God Go? (3 of 3)
Series: The Mustard Seed Project
Jeff Strite
Luke 15:1-24

OPEN: The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed the employee's home telephone number and was greeted with a child's whispered, ''Hello?''
The boss asked, ''Is your Daddy home?''
''Yes,'' whispered the small voice.
''May I talk with him?'' the man asked.
To the boss' surprise, the small voice whispered, ''No.''
The boss persisted, ''Is your Mommy there?''
''Yes,'' came the answer.
''May I talk with her?''
Again, the small voice whispered, ''No.''
''Well, is there someone else there I might talk to?'' the boss asked the child.
''Yes,'' whispered the child, ''a policeman.''
''Well then, may I speak with the policeman?''
''No,'' whispered the child ''he is busy''
''Busy doing what?'' asked the boss.
''Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman,'' came the whispered answer.
Now the boss was growing concerned and just then he heard what sounded like a helicopter through the ear piece on the phone, the boss asked, ''What is that noise?''
''A hello-copper,'' answered the whispering voice.
Alarmed, the boss nearly shouted: ''What is going on there?''
In an awed whispering voice, the child answered, ''The search team just landed the hello-copper!''
''Why are they there?''
There was a muffled giggle as the child said, ''They are looking for me!''

APPLY: They were ''looking'' for him….
Now, I've been a father long enough to suspect what might happen when that dad and mom finally found their little boy. BUT there can be no doubt about how much they valued him or of the love they had for him. In fact, if any one of my children disappeared, I would do whatever would be necessary to find them.

In our text today, we have Jesus telling 3 stories about things that have been lost. Items of great value to those who lost them.
1. A man lost his sheep. He left the 99 sheep in the ...

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