Finding Lost Treasures

Finding Lost Treasures

Finding Lost Treasures is a sermon teaching us that the Lord sees us all lost and there is much rejoicing in Heaven for each soul that was lost and has been found through repentance.

Key Verses:
Luke 15:1-24

Take your Bibles and turn with me to Luke chapter fifteen. We will start with verse four and then go back to look at most of the chapter.

Luke 15:4: “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?”

There is an old hymn that is not in our hymnbook called “The Ninety and Nine” and starts out with “There were ninety and nine that safely lay in the shelter of the fold, but one was out on the hills away,
far off from the gates of gold.” So, the hymn tells the story of the shepherd going out to find that one lost sheep. I want us to look tonight at finding lost treasure. We talked this morning about the day of discovery and told you about a couple of treasure finds, but this evening we are going to talk about finding lost things. There are things that we lose and do not find but sometimes we do find things.

God Helps Us Find Things

I just want to share a couple of things with you about lost things. You probably do not, but I lose things, important things, things that I need. I am pretty good at losing things. I am perfectly serious about this, I found it pays to pray about it. Pray and ask the Lord to help you find things that you have lost.

I told the story many times about a camp counselor here years ago. We had gone out for the day, and he put keys on top of the car, and they had fallen off somewhere along the turnpike. Before we went, we prayed and found those keys on the turnpike.

There is more to that story but just leave it there for tonight. We did find them. They had a blue tag on them and so we were looking for something blue. We got on the turnpike and headed south. I saw something blue but there was a guardrail, and I could not pull over where I saw it. I pulled over at the end of the guardrail and we were going to walk back and look for it. I opened the door to get out of the car and there were the keys. I just reached down and picked them up. Honest truth, it is a true story. It pays to pray about it, it does. Ask the Lord to help you find things.

The Lord is interested in helping us find things that are lost. So much of what Jesus taught us is about finding the lost, saving that which was lost. So much of the understanding of Jesus’ parables comes from the setting of the parable. Generally, Jesus is addressing something that has been said or a particular situation that is at hand, and He is talking about things that His immediate hearers would be familiar with. So, we are going to take a look at that this evening.

Publicans and Sinners

Luke 15:1: “Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.”

That is an interesting statement and this is not the only place you find that, where it talks about publicans and sinners. We have talked about who publicans are. The publicans and sinners come to hear Jesus. These are people who are differing in their life but yet they have something in common.

Publicans in general, we talked about many times, were a hated group of people. They were considered traitors and cheats, but they would have been, financially speaking, in the upper class. They were not poor individuals by any means but from a financial perspective, they would have been respectable. Even though that is true they still were not liked because they were considered traitors by the people of Israel because they worked for the Roman government, and they were considered cheaters because they did cheat on what they collected.

Most likely they would have been clean, well-dressed people. They may have been some of the best-dressed people in the area. They probably lived in nice houses. They had not too many friends but when they had friends invited to their home, they were treated to a great meal.

Sinners on the other hand is a broader topic. We know that all people are sinners. The Bible makes that clear in Romans chapter three verse twenty-three. But the crowd that Jesus is talking to may not have seen it that way. Many of them may not have considered themselves to be sinners. It is human nature when we talk about someone being a sinner, we do not look in the mirror, we look at the people around us.

The people that Jesus was talking to were religious people. They were more religious than most people attending churches today. They also would have been clean, well-dressed people. In their mind, sinners would have been those who had obvious sins. Somebody can look pretty good on the outside and they could have a good reputation, and still could be rotten on the inside.

I remember years ago a man visited the church here. I only remember him coming once, maybe twice. But other preachers told me about this man. They told what a wonderful Christian man he was and how he generously gave to support their churches and ministries. This fellow was very respectable they said, and he had a high position in a well-known company. If I named the company, most of you in the room here would know it.

When he came here there was something about that man, to me, that did not seem to be genuine. I was not sure what it was, I did not have any hard evidence, but he did not seem to be genuine. It seemed to me that he was putting on a false front if you will. Again, I had no proof of that, it was just something I sensed.

Time went by and one morning I picked up the newspaper and there was his picture on the front page. He had been arrested for embezzling from the company that he worked for and went to prison. I could not help but think maybe that is why he was so generous to those ministries.

You may wonder if somebody would do that. Yes, I have known some people that would do that kind of thing. What is somebody thinking if they steal money and give it to the ministry? I am not sure what they are thinking to tell you the truth. I suppose they are thinking, “I am great because I am giving them money.” I do not know what they are thinking.

The reason I tell you that story is because some people are obvious sinners. They are doing things you know are wrong, everybody knows they are wrong, it is right out in the open. Then there are folks like the one I just told you about; it is not obvious, and you do not see it, and it is well hidden.

Known and Unknown Sinners

The sinners that it is talking about here might have been like the fellow in Mark Twain’s story, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” How many of you have read it? Most of you had. I like “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn.” I like “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” better, but I like them both and yet my favorite book that Mark Twain wrote is “The Prince and the Pauper.” It is such a good story; it is historical fiction. By that I mean it talks about real characters. But the story is not true, it never happened but the characters mentioned in it were real.

The fact of the matter is, I like it because it is a story of redemption, and it is an illustration of the Gospel even though I do not mean to say that Samuel Clemens or Mark Twain was a Christian. I am fairly sure that he was not. Why do I think that? Somebody did a master’s thesis on the subject of Mark Twain and the Bible, and I read it. It did not sound much like he was a Christian. But he knew the Bible. He knew the stories of the Bible. He even made a trip in his time to what was called Palestine. That was unusual in that day and time.

But in this story “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” a character is mentioned named Hoss Williams. There is not much character development on this fellow because when he comes into the story, he is already dead, but he is known as a sinner. There is a scene in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” where Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn want to get rid of warts and this fellow, Hoss Williams, had recently died and he was known to be a sinner. Huckleberry and Tom go out to the graveyard where Hoss Williams had just been buried.

Huckleberry, then, gives Tom instructions on how to use that old sinner. Huckleberry Finn tells Tom Sawyer to get a dead cat and tie a string on it and to go and take the cat into the graveyard about midnight when somebody wicked has been buried. And when it was midnight a devil will come, maybe two or three. And when they take that fellow away, heave the cat after them and say, “Devil follow corpse, cat follow devil, warts follow cat, I’m done with ye. That’ll fetch any wart.” That was their idea of getting rid of warts.

Now, Hoss Williams was a known sinner and that is why it would work because you knew the devil would come and take his soul away. By the way, theologically, that does not make much sense at all, but that is the way the story reads.

What I am trying to get across to you is this. There are people who have reputations for being sinners and there are people who are sinners who do not have that reputation. You know them, they are good people, they are hardworking people, they are honest people, they are good neighbors, they are good family people, they are good in business, but they are still sinners.

So, when Jesus is talking to publicans and sinners, the implication here is, obvious sinners, but the story here is about all who are lost.

Luke 15:2: “And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.”

The Pharisees and the scribes were very religious people and they murmured among them. It would be proper to say and right to say, spiritually speaking, they had heart murmurs because that is where that murmuring came from.  The verse says, “This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.” You know that is very true. They did not like that, they would not do that. They would not sit and eat with a known sinner. They would not receive them. By “receive them,” they would not let him into his house. Jesus did not have a house, but He did receive sinners. Thank God He still does. In the book of Isaiah, the Lord says:

Isaiah 1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

Isaiah 55:7: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

In the book of Revelation, Jesus said:

Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

The problem that the Pharisees and the scribes had was that they could not see that they themselves had and they looked down on those who they could see as sinners. Today, we would call that being self-righteous and it is. But Jesus sees people differently. He does not look at people the way we look at them. He sees them as lost. There are four parables in this chapter and all of them are about finding lost things, so, finding lost treasure. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

What Is Treasure?

Let me share something else with you. Do you know what a treasure is? A treasure is what is valuable to you. Let me run that by you again. A treasure is what is valuable to you. As some of you know, my wife often has yard sales. We put some things out in those yard sales and a lot of it is things selling cheaply or sometimes do not sell at all. Sometimes there is something valuable there.

I have sold a couple of things at yard sales that, looking back, I wish I had done it a different way. What do I mean by that? I am not sorry that I sold it. I am sorry I sold it as cheaply as I did because I think it was worth more. It is not worth more to everybody. It is worth more to certain people. Collectors and people like that.

I had a doll set that had belonged to my sister. She had it around 1961, 1962 still in the box. If you know anything about collectibles, you know it adds to the value. Still in the box and in very good condition, and I sold it for $20. It was probably worth much more than that. What makes me think so? It was an original Barbie and Ken set and probably worth more than $20. I regret selling that.

Then I had a record album. I sold a lot of record albums. I had a particular record album and if you remember the old record albums, what color were they usually? Black, but this one was a transparent blue and it was a very special edition. I let that go cheap. I do not know what I got for it, but it was not enough. Because it was on that transparent blue vinyl, it was worth more.

So, there are things like that, but they are not worth a lot to everybody. But they are worth a lot to people who value those things. Does that make sense to you? So, your treasure is what you value. Your treasure is what is important to you. And that is why those things that are lost are important to the Lord.

The First Parable

Luke 15:3: “And he spake this parable unto them, saying,”

Luke 15:4: “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?”

Here is the situation. Here is a shepherd and he has one hundred sheep, but he counts them and there are only ninety-nine. When he counts that there are ninety-nine, he wants that one that is lost. Many people would say, “You have ninety-nine sheep, so what if you lost one? No big deal.” It is a big deal to the shepherd. Why? He cared about every one of his sheep. They were all important to him. So, you notice in verse five:

Luke 15:5: “And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.”

That was the habit of the shepherds in those days to find a lost lamb and put it on the shoulders and carry it home.

Luke 15:6: “And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.”

What is he doing? He is having a celebration. He invites his friends and neighbors over. Everybody comes and celebrates with him because he found his lost sheep. Why? That sheep is important to him. One lost sheep was so very valuable to him that he left the ninety-nine safely in the fold and goes out after that lost one.

Here is what Jesus is telling us about, look carefully at verse seven because this is the point of the whole parable:

Luke 15:7: “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”

There is more joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents than ninety and nine people who do not need to repent. You do not need to repent if you have not sinned. But we have all sinned, haven’t we? But when one sinner repents there is a celebration in Heaven.

Years ago, I worked in the mid-1970s, for about a year I worked for an evangelist. I have been to many, many meetings with him. When we had a meeting and the message would be given, there would be many people who come to be saved in those meetings. He would talk about how they must be having a grand celebration in Heaven. He was right about that, many people. Do you know why? Because Jesus loves that which is lost. He says:

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

It is the reason He came into this world. I have heard preachers, well-meaning preachers, good preachers, who say Jesus came into this world to glorify God. That is true, He did come to glorify God, He came to do the will of God. He did, He came to do the will of God. It is all true. But how does He glorify God? By obeying – that is true too. But what was His mission and how does He bring glory to God? By saving sinners. That is the very reason Jesus came into this world, to seek and to save that which was lost.

Second Parable

The second parable begins in verse eight and it might be a little more difficult for us to relate to:

Luke 15:8: “Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?”

Let’s get a little backdrop to this story. She has ten pieces of silver, and she loses one. You might think that it is money, a silver coin, so it is worth something and it is. Probably, the coin she lost was a denarius, it might have been, or it might have been a mite. It was most likely a denarius, a coin in those days that was an average day’s wages.

What is an average wage today? Let’s say you make $100 or $200 a day, something like that depending on how much money you make. If it is $100 a day, ten silver coins would be $1,000, wouldn’t it? That would be a lot of money. If you were making $200 a day that would be $2,000.

You see there is some worth to these coins but that is not the main reason this woman is looking for it. She is looking for it because according to the custom of that day, these coins are part of her dowry for her wedding and to give to her husband upon marriage. She wants those coins, all ten of them. They are very important to her. Not just for their monetary value but because it is to be a gift to her husband.

A lot of what Jesus teaches in His parables centers around the wedding traditions of that day. You will not find this in the law of Moses, it is not there, it is tradition.

Luke 15:9: “And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.”

She says that her set of coins is now complete again. She has the gift to give to her husband upon their wedding. She is complete again. This is what the verse says. This is very important to her and like the shepherd, she calls for a celebration. Again, the point of all this is found in verse ten:

Luke 15:10: “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

There is a celebration in Heaven, like we read in these two parables, every time somebody gets saved. God is interested in people getting saved.

Ezekiel 33: “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked;”

The fact of the matter is people talk about a loving God who sends people to Hell. No, He does everything He can to keep people from going to Hell. People choose to go there. They make up their mind to go there. Years ago, I was working in a factory, and I worked the night shift. There were not very many people on the night shift. In the daytime, the factory was full of workers but in the night shift, there were just a few of us there. One fellow who worked there with me was Tillman Jones. I will never forget him. One of the reasons I will not forget him is because of the story I am about to tell you.

I was operating a machine, that was my title, machine operator, and Tillman was a lead man, so he had a little higher responsibility. He was working there one night, and I could see he stopped his work. He walked over to me, and something must have been on his mind. I stopped my work to see what he wanted. He said, “Mike, some people just made up their mind to go to Hell.” I never forgot that, and you know, he was right. Some people made up their minds to go to Hell.

You hear them talk about it, “I do not care, all my friends are going to be there.” They need to read the sixteenth chapter of Luke. That man in Hell did not want his brothers to come there. I hear people make jokes about it, “I do not care, I will take an air conditioner down there.” Or “I went to Hell once and they kicked me out for selling ice water.” There are all kinds of jokes people make about it. It is not funny. Some people made up their minds to go to Hell, but God is seeking the lost. Jesus came into this world to seek and to save that which was lost.

I was a new Christian for not very long and I was a young man dating a young lady. She was of a Methodist background, and I like Methodists. I do not like the Methodist denomination with what they are doing these days, but I like Methodists. I like John Wesley; he is one of my favorite Bible commentators.

This young lady said to me one day, and please understand, I had not been saved long, I had not been in church long, I did not know a great deal about different denominations. She said, “You know what I do not like about you Baptists?” I had no idea what she was going to say next, I said, “What is that?” She said, “Every time you go to church it is the same thing, you got to get saved, you got to get saved, you got to get saved.” I said, “You know why, don’t you?” She said, “No, why?” I said, “Because you got to get saved, that is why.” No doubt about it. That is what it is about folks. Did we continue dating? Not long.

The Third Parable

Jesus is teaching us here in this third parable. First, he teaches us about the lost sheep, then teaches us about the lost coin, and now in verse eleven:

Luke 15:11: “And he said, A certain man had two sons:”

You know this story, the story of the prodigal son.

Luke 15:12: “And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.”

Luke 15:13: “And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.”

I was thinking about this, this afternoon. In April 1971, I was in a Bible conference. I remember that conference very well because something very life-changing happened to me at that conference. One of the things I remember about it was the four preachers. I heard a lot of sermons and a lot of preachers over the years, but I do not remember all of them over the years. But I remember the four preachers at that conference.

One of them was the famous J. Vernon McGee. He is still on the radio. I heard him on the radio this afternoon all though he has been dead for thirty years probably. I remember his sermons at that conference. He preached a sermon on when Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, an excellent sermon, and he preached one on the prodigal son. I remember them both. As I said, of the tens of thousands of sermons I heard over the years, I certainly do not remember all of them, but some of them stand out in my mind and those two do.

Luke 15:14: “And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.”

Luke 15:15: “And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.”

That tells you how low this fellow had come. As a Jewish young man, he would not want to have any contact with a pig, an unclean animal. Here he is out in a pen feeding pigs. That is how low he sunk. That is how desperate he was for something to eat. It gets worse in verse sixteen:

Luke 15:16: “And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.”

He would have eaten the pig slop, that is what it is telling you, that is pretty hungry. I will tell you what I learned in my twenties. I came into a period where food was hard to come by. I learned, number one, not to be a picky eater and I learned when you are hungry enough you would eat things you did not think you would eat. I guarantee you that. You would be glad to get food. But I have not been this hungry, as hungry as this young man was.

And “no man gave unto him,” nobody was helping him out or had sympathy for him. He had wasted his substance and he spent it all. He began to be in want. He wasted his substance and in verse thirteen, with riotous living.

Luke 15:17: “And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!”

“When he came to himself,” – that is one of the things I remember from McGee’s sermon on this passage. He said, “when he came to himself,” that is a pretty good place to come to, come to yourself, he was right about that. He tells himself that even the servants back home ate better than he did. They were not hungry and not out there feeding the pigs. They were not out in the pen with the pigs. Sure, they worked, and they worked hard but they ate.

Luke 15:18: “I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,”

That is important to understand. When we sin, we sin against other people most often, but when we sin, we sin against God. In David’s great psalm of repentance, he said:

Psalms 51:4: “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight:”

David sinned against God.

Luke 15:19: “And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.”

The prodigal son says, “I am not worthy to come into the house and live in the house with my family. I have disgraced the family. I have wasted my inheritance; I have lived a riotous life. I have been an obvious sinner. I am not worthy to live in your house. Just hire me, give me a job. Let me be one of your servants so that I could eat.” That is his attitude. That is a pretty humble attitude for a young man to come to, but he did. Then he put action to it:

Luke 15:20: “And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.”

I watched a movie recently, a Christian movie, an excellent film. There is a scene where an adult son tells his father he has become a Christian and the father tells the son how he could believe in God and that there was no God. At the end of the scene, the father walks away and says that he is no longer his son. That is how some people feel when their children go astray.

But this is not how this father was. He saw his son a great way off and he had compassion. He ran and fell on his neck, and he still loved that boy. The prodigal son had shamed him and disgraced him. He had sinned and wasted all that he had but he was still his son. The father still loved him and welcomed him home. Then the boy gave the speech that he had rehearsed in verse twenty-one:

Luke 15:21: “And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.”

He does not get to finish his speech and say to make him one of the hired servants. He gets to the part, “I am no more worthy to be called thy son, my sins have separated between us,” and they had, the next verse says:

Luke 15:22: “But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:”

His father welcomed him home. He is one of the family.

Isaiah 55:7: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

That is what it is like to come home.

Luke 15:23: “And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:”

Luke 15:24: “For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”

God Treasures Souls

We are going to stop there tonight. There is more to the story obviously. We are stopping at this point tonight because I want to stress this point with you. The accusation against Jesus in verse two was this:

Luke 15:2: “And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.”

And He certainly does. He receives sinners and He sees them all as lost. And like the shepherd who found his lost sheep, like the woman who found her lost coin, like the father whose lost son came home, He “receiveth sinners and eateth with them.”

I want to share something with you about that although it is not the main point. It says He “receiveth sinners and eateth with them.” Some Christians I know have used that rather licentiously. They take that and say that Jesus is associated with publicans and sinners, so these folks that I know, actually participate in things that they ought not to participate in. They say, “Well, Jesus ate with publicans and sinners.” He did, but He did not sin with publicans and sinners and that is the difference.

You are not going to win anybody to the Lord if you are an isolationist and you have never talked to anybody who is lost or have not spent any time with them. You can eat a meal with them, you can do many things with them, but do not participate in their sin.

I had a fellow who I know who does not know the Lord, a nice guy in many ways but he does not know the Lord. There are lots of people like that. He invited me recently to go and do something with him. If I told you what it was, some of you might say that it is not that bad, but it is something in my heart that I believe I should not do. So, I declined his invitation. Why? I did not think it was right that I should participate in that activity. Not that I do not want to be with that person, not that I did not want to associate with him, I just did not want to participate in that activity. Does that make sense to you?

Jesus receives sinners and He sees them all as lost. He has come to seek and to save that which was lost. He comes to bring them home. That is the primary mission of the church. It is not the only mission of the church. We also have the mission of helping those who are saved grow spiritually. It is an important part of the ministry to help Christians to grow and to become more like Jesus.

What about reaching out into the community with charitable needs and so forth? Yes, we do that too. But the main mission of the church is to seek that which is lost and then help those who are saved to grow. Out of that comes everything else. When we have an activity here, it is so that we can bring people together to know about the Lord. Pretty much every activity we have, somebody shares a bit of the Word, somebody prays. We do that. We do not just do that to try to sanctify the activity.

We had a fellow in the neighborhood say at one time, “Just because you get together to play basketball, you may pray when you do it, but that does not make it Christian.” It probably does not make it Christian, but we put a Christian atmosphere to it, and we try to reach people for the Lord.”

What I am trying to get across to you is this, the Lord sees us all as lost, and He wants us to come home. When we come home, He wants us to bring people with us. Just like Andrew, the story earlier today, he brought his brother, Peter. Just like Philip brought his friend, Nathaniel. He wants us to bring somebody home.

One of the best-loved songs, and I told you this before, but I was watching the eleven o’clock news, you know this was years ago because I have not watched the eleven o’clock news in a long time for several reasons. One, I usually do not stay up that late. Two, I do not watch television news anymore, I have not in quite a while.

But I was watching the eleven o’clock news once years ago and they would come on with a commercial to tell you what was next. What was next after the eleven o’clock news was the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. He said that he was going to have on the show that night, the greatest song ever written. I wondered what that was. I would like to know what he thinks is the greatest song ever written. I was surprised, I stayed up and watched to see what is this greatest song ever written.

I do not know about Jay Leno. I know he has a great car collection, I like that, but other than that I do not know much about him. I do not know his background; I do not know any of that. But I do not generally think of him as an outstanding Christian. I am not sure he is a Christian at all.

But, on the “Tonight Show” Jay Leno said, “We are going to have the greatest song ever written.” Do you know what that song was? “Amazing Grace.” I was surprised. You know that line that John Newton wrote so many years ago, “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.”

In these parables, we just read in Luke chapter fifteen we have the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. But in every case, they were found and there was great rejoicing. Because, when you find your treasure that has been lost, you want to rejoice. There is joy in Heaven because God treasures the souls of His people.

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