There will be a meet and greet with Dr. Udderback on Sunday, March 19th, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at our church sponsored by the Kimble Hospital Foundation.
Scripture for Sunday
Luke 15:1-10 (ESV)
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."  So he told them this parable:  "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?  And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.'  Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?  And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.'  Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Questions for Reflection
1. What comes to mind when you hear the word “sinner”?
2. What does a conscientious shepherd do when one of the flock is lost? (15:4)
3. What happens when a shepherd returns to his home and flock after finding a lost sheep? (15:6)
4. How does heaven react when a sinner repents? (15:7)
5. How might the one sheep have gotten lost?
6. In what ways do we go astray?