Good morning, church. We who once were lost are happy to be found, and found together!
The sermon this morning continues our look at the trinity of parables told by Jesus in Luke 15 about the lost being found and reflecting the seeking, saving nature of our triune God:
- The loving heart of God the Father
- The grace of the Son
- The communion of the Holy Spirit
The parable in focus today is that of the woman and the lost coin. Pastor Bodner paints the scene for us in detail, elaborating on the value of the coin to the woman to help us more fully appreciate its importance to her, and therefore our value to Christ. This is the message of the parable: “You are that coin. You are God’s treasure…but you are God’s lost treasure.”
Consider these words, also from message, which echo the words of Christ:
“You are not listening to me by accident; God has Himself appointed you to hear and know He has not forgotten you, He has not forsaken you. You are being sought out; He is seeking you, till He find you.
“You may be found, and being found bring joy to God’s heart — a joy that will fill all heaven and earth.”
May God bless our worship this morning.
First Song: Amazing Grace
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
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Second Song: O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
1 Timothy 6:6-12,17-19
Third Song: Jesus Saves!
“Look unto Jesus…The duty, privilege, safety, the unspeakable happiness of a believer are all comprised in that one sentence.”John Newton (writer of “Amazing Grace”)