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24. Unveiling the saving love of the Triune God toward sinners 15:1-32
a. By the parable of a shepherd seeking a sheep vv. 1-7
Luke 15 :1 15:1 Now all the atax collectors and sinners were drawing near to Him to hear Him.
Luke 15 :2 15:2 And both the Pharisees and the ascribes bmurmured among themselves, saying, This man welcomes csinners and deats with them.
Luke 15 :3 15:3 And He told them this 1parable, saying,
Luke 15 :4 15:4 Which man of you, who has a ahundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the 1bwilderness and go after the one which is clost until he dfinds it?
Luke 15 :5 15:5 And when he finds it, he 1lays it on his ashoulders, rejoicing.
Luke 15 :6 15:6 And when he comes into his house, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was alost.
Luke 15 :7 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one asinner repenting than over ninety-nine brighteous persons who have no need of repentance.
b. By the parable of a woman seeking a coin vv. 8-10
Luke 15 :8 15:8 Or what woman having ten 1silver coins, if she loses one silver coin, does not light a 2lamp and 3sweep the house and 4seek carefully until she finds it?
Luke 15 :9 15:9 And when she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I lost.
Luke 15 :10 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the aangels of God over one sinner repenting.
c. By the parable of a father receiving his son vv. 11-32
Luke 15 :11 15:11 And He said, A certain man had two sons.
Luke 15 :12 15:12 And the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the 1share of the estate that falls to me. And he adistributed to them his 2living.
Luke 15 :13 15:13 And not many days after, the younger son, having gathered everything together, went abroad to a 1distant country and there squandered his estate by living 2dissolutely.
Luke 15 :14 15:14 And when he had spent all, a severe famine occurred throughout that country, and he began to be in want.
Luke 15 :15 15:15 And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to 1feed hogs.
Luke 15 :16 15:16 And he longed to be asatisfied with the 1carob pods which the hogs were eating, and no one gave him anything.
Luke 15 :17 15:17 But when he acame to himself, he said, 1How many of my father's hired servants abound in bread, but I am perishing here in famine!
Luke 15 :18 15:18 I will 1rise up and go ato my father, and I will say to him, Father, 2I have sinned against bheaven and cbefore you.
Luke 15 :19 15:19 I am 1no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your 2hired servants.
Luke 15 :20 15:20 And he rose up and came to his own father. But while he was still a along way off, his father 1saw him and was moved with compassion, and he 2ran and 3bfell on his neck and kissed him affectionately.
Luke 15 :21 15:21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.
Luke 15 :22 15:22 1But the father said to his slaves, Bring out 2quickly 3the 4best 5robe and put it on him, and put a 6ring on his hand and 7sandals on his feet.
Luke 15 :23 15:23 And bring the 1afattened calf; 2slaughter it, and let us eat and be merry,
Luke 15 :24 15:24 Because this son of mine was 1dead and alives again; he was 1lost and has been found. And they began to be merry.
Luke 15 :25 15:25 Now his 1older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing,
Luke 15 :26 15:26 And calling to him one of the servants, he inquired what these things might be.
Luke 15 :27 15:27 And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has received him back healthy.
Luke 15 :28 15:28 But he became angry and was not willing to enter. And his father came out and entreated him.
Luke 15 :29 15:29 But he answered and said to his father, Behold, so many years I have been 1slaving for you and have never 2neglected a command of yours, and you have never given me a goat that I might be merry with my friends;
Luke 15 :30 15:30 But when this son of yours came, who devoured your 1living with aharlots, you slaughtered for him the fattened calf.
Luke 15 :31 15:31 And he said to him, Child, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Luke 15 :32 15:32 But we had to be merry and rejoice, because this brother of yours was 1dead and has come to life, and he was lost and has been found.
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