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091116 – Disciples Celebrate

091116 – Disciples Celebrate

Confronted with the grumbling of respectable religious leaders who question his choices of dinner partners, Jesus tells stories. A shepherd leaves 99 sheep to go after the one who was lost. A woman turns her house upside down searching for a lost coin. (Luke 15:1-10) And in both stories, the lost is found, and all heaven rejoices. How we hear the stories depends upon where we see ourselves within the stories--are we the lost, found, seekers, sinners, or grumblers? Jesus invites his hearers to leave their grumbling behind, then see a gracious God who will stop at nothing to find the lost of the world.