Sunday School New Testament stories
The Parable of the Lost Sheep | Luke 15:1-7 | Nic MacLellan
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The Parable of the Lost Sheep
A story about sheep
Why does Jesus choose this particular analogy?
A story about who God is
A story about who God loves
Two different audiences who both need to hear it
Will it be your story?
Small Group Questions
Grab a concordance (or find one online) and explore together the Biblical narrative of God as a shepherd. (To get you started: Psalms 23, 80, 100; Isaiah 40; Ezekiel 34; John 10; Hebrews 13). What do we learn about God from thinking of Him as a shepherd?
How can we take hold of the truth that God really loves everyone without exception and apply it to our lives? Does it change our perspective if we see everyone we come across as precious to God? In light of this, who can we be praying for?