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The Lord’s Prayer.

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 

Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 

And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. 

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

This week we start a new study focusing on some of Jesus’ great parables, it is titled The Parables of Jesus Continue to Speak.

Today we are talking about Parable of the Lost Coin.


Luke 15:10 NKJV

10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Scripture Reading

Luke 15:8-10 NKJV

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 

9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ 

10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” 


In Jesus name we pray.



The word lost is one of the worst words that can come from human lips.

It is worse than death, as bad as that is.

It is worse than pain, and no one likes to be hurt.

Because of the emphasis Jesus placed on saving the lost, every person must give serious consideration to the lost condition.

  1. That which is lost.

In our scripture passage, a coin s los.

But the coin is only symbolic.

  1. Think of the value of the coin and relate it to the human soul.

The coin was considered a days wage.

It was essential for the necessities of life.

Jesus said the soul is even more valuable in Matthew 16:26, For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

The coin, on some occasions, was somewhat like a wedding band.

Ten coins were joined together and worn around the neck.

This necklace had sentimental value.

Each human soul is of such value that Christ died so our soul may be saved.

B. Think of the tragedy of being lost and relate it to the human soul.

A lost coin is useless, it is of no value to anyone or anything.

Its purpose is not fulfilled.

The same is true of a lost soul.

A lost coin is separated from other coins and from its possessor.

It is of no value to the owner.

The lost soul is separated from God and Christian fellowship.

A lost coin becomes tarnished and dull.

A lost soul suffered in hell.

A lost coin, as seen in this passage, causes anxiety, suffering, and a loss of time.

A lost soul does the same.

C. Think if the reason for being lost and relate it to the human soul.

It could have become lost because of carelessness.

It could have become lost because of negligence.

It is true that sin is what causes a soul to be lost, but failure to accept Christ makes it stay that way.

2. The seeking.

The act of searching made use of everything available for the search.

The woman used a candle for light and a broom for sweeping.

This is a description of God’s each for a human soul.

The act of searching was one of determination and diligence.

The woman exerted a lot of effort.

She kept at it.

She did not quit.

This is a great description of the Lord’s effort t find the lost.

3. The joy over finding the lost coin.

There was joy among the woman’s friends and neighbours.

Anytime anyone comes to Jesus, other Christians are made happy.

There was a joy in heaven.

God and His heavenly host rejoice when each lost person is saved.

There was joy on the inside.

Although the coin itself could not rejoice, the inner being of the woman was thrilled.

A lost person can have inner joy when trusting Christ for salvation.


The reason Jesus told this story was to lead the lost person to accept Him as Saviour.

The reason it has been used in this message is exactly the same reason.

We extend an invitation to each person who is lost to accept Christ as Saviour and Lord.

Until next time

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