Jesus Parable of the Lost Sheep

  Jesus Parable of the Lost Sheep

What is Jesus' Parable of the Lost Sheep?

Jesusí parable of the lost sheep is recorded in Luke 15:1-7:

"Now the tax collectors and 'sinners' were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, 'This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.'

"Then Jesus told them this parable: 'Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, "Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep." I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent'" (Luke 15:1-7).

Jesusí Parable of the Lost Sheep Explained
In this parable of the lost sheep, Jesus asks, "What shepherd would not go out to find one lost sheep?" Then when it is found, he will rejoice! The same is true when a sinner repents.

Jesus is also speaking of the pride of the Pharisees and teachers of the law. The had forgotten God's mercy toward those people who are far from Him.

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