New Testament : The Parable Of The Lost Coin? Jesus wanted the religious leaders to understand how he felt about those who were lost. When we are lost sinners, we are not just “out there” somewhere away from God. God longed for us so much that He took the ultimate action; He offered up His Son as a sacrificial lamb. This He did to cleanse the sinner from sin and restore him to Himself. He would go through any means, any expense to bring them to Himself.
The parable of the lost coin is the story about a woman who loses one of her ten silver coins. She looks through her entire house and rejoices when she finds the coin. After finding this coin, the lady makes it seem like that one coin has become more valuable than all of the other nine coins.
The significance of this story for me was the recurring theme in these parables of judgment. After the woman has found the one coin she lost, it becomes more valuable than all of the other nine coins even though they are of equal value in terms of money. This is similar to the idea that if one were to be a sinner and become lost from God, they would be preferred in the kingdom if they change their ways than nine people who do not repent but claim to be good. A person who has sinned but has begun repentance is much more valued by God then a person who sins and repents but claims not to.
Have you guys ever lost something? I know that I lose things all the time and so does my mom. I remember when I was a little kid, my mom used to lose her glasses every day. Most of the time they’d fall under the bed, sometimes she would put them into a drawer, but I remember there were some times where they would be right on her head the whole time and she never knew. Now when we lose something that has a lot of value, we search for it and we’ll look everywhere for it. And that’s what today’s story is. Today’s story is called the parable of the lost coin. So there was a lady who owned 10 coins. Discover even more info on the The Parable Of The Lost Coin video on YouTube.
This parable teaches us that God is a loving and forgiving person. Although someone may have been lost, they can still be found and repent and be let into the kingdom of heaven. God values those people far more than those who refuse to admit that they have sinned and claim to be followers of him. We learn from this parable that because God is such a loving and forgiving person, it is never too late to clean up our act. There is always an opportunity to repent and become a better person through the eyes of God.
Jesus tells this parable of the lost coin in order to describe redemption. Beginning in Luke 15, tax collectors and sinners have been coming to listen to Jesus and the Pharisees do not like it. The Pharisees were grumbling, saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (Luke 15:2) In response to this grumbling of the Pharisees and scribes, Jesus tells them the Parable of the Lost Sheep as well as this parable of the lost coin, in order to explain to them why he eats with sinners and tax collectors.