The Father’s Love for All

Luke 15:11-32 Lost and Found – week 3


What kind of response should we expect when we get lost on purpose?


Reflections on the younger son (v. 11-19)






Who is like the younger son in your world?



Reflections on the father (v. 20-24)







Compassion: love that _________________________


Once a son, ___________________ a son



For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. (v. 24)

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. (v. 6-7)

Reflections on the older son (v. 25-32)



But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. (v. 29)

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. Matthew 21:31


We love our tradition more than we love our children – David Kinnaman You Lost Me


See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1


Lost people matter to God

Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church