Saturday, 12 May 2012

The Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10)

New International Version (NIV)
8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’(A) 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”(B)

Contemporary English Version (CEV)
8 Jesus told the people another story:
What will a woman do if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them? Won’t she light a lamp, sweep the floor, and look carefully until she finds it? 9 Then she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, “Let’s celebrate! I’ve found the coin I lost.”
10 Jesus said, “In the same way God’s angels are happy when even one person turns to him.”

God keeps searching for us,
He never gives up on us because we're all important to Him.

Are there people who don't feel loved? How can we help them?
Are there places in the world where you're not allowed to know God's love through Jesus? How can we help?
Are there people we know who need to know how wonderful they are? How can we tell them they are great?

Search for the lost coin from the head band of ten coins
Read the story
Make a mirror with the words "God keeps searching for us" on it
Make a coin with these words on one side and your face on the other

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