03-31-19 Sermon - Found And Reclaimed Alive!

The 15th Chapter of Luke has been called "the Lost and Found Chapter". First a shepherd finds the one sheep out of a hundred that was lost. And then a women finds the one silver coin out of ten that was lost. Finally, a father claims that not only a son dead to him was once again alive, but that his lost son was also found. Interestingly in the third case the father is not portrayed as traveling to the distant country to search for his son. So we need to discover how in fact this son was found in a similar way to the lost sheep and the lost coin. What can't be missed is how much joy it brings to our heavenly Father to reclaim that which had been lost to him. This should likewise bring us joy as well...