Scripture Lesson: Luke 15:3-7
On this date in 1923 at South Field on Columbia’s campus in New York City, a collegiate hurler strikes out 17 to establish a school record, but loses the game because of his wildness to Williams 5-1. The young southpaw whose name is Lou Gehrig, will become better known for his hitting as a Hall of Fame first baseman for the New York Yankees.
Today’s Scripture lesson is the parable of the lost sheep. Notice as you read these words from Luke the lengths the shepherd goes to find the one lost sheep. Also there is great joy when the shepherd returns with the sheep that was lost. God loves us the same way. He wants to see us repent from our sinful ways and come back to Him. There is great rejoicing in heaven when we repent and come home to God. God does not want anyone to perish! He wants every man, woman, boy, and girl to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, repent from their sins, and accept the gift of salvation.
1. How does the shepherd’s action show God’s great love for us?
2. Why was there such great rejoicing when the shepherd returned with the lost sheep?
3. Who do we need to share the story of Jesus with today?
Without God guiding our lives we are lost, the good news is He is waiting for us to turn to Him!