Sunday School Lesson 629 The Lost Coin

Lesson: 629 Lesson Name: The Lost Coin
Theme: Sinner is Diseased, Dark, and Dead

Reading: Luke 15:1-2, 8-10

Memory Verse: Luke 15:10
Memory Verse Text: There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Attention Getter: Tape a coin under a chair of the students before class.  Ask each student to look underneath the seat to find a suprise.

Point 1: The Coin is unconsciously lost. Yet it is valued and missed. It cannot bring itself to the place of being saved. It cannot even sense it's lostness yet may grow more defiled as time goes by and less likely in the natural sense to ever be recovered.
Point 2: The coin was a drachma approximately equal to a denarius and about the amount paid in Bible times for a days labour. It's value was not so much in it's own worth but rested in the value set upon it by the woman who sought it.
Point 3: Lights a lamp - o the need for the light to expose what lies in the darkness. Searches DILIGENTLY - with great care - she was doing it in a manner that could not possibly miss it.
Point 4: She wanted others (neighbours) to share in the joy of the moment. Here we find the estimation of heaven is brought before us in the rejoicing over the recovery of the lost.

Notes: In this lesson the emphasis is on the Work of the Spirit of God. Lost Sheep - the emphasis is on the Son. In the Lost Son - the emphasis is on the Father. The Godhead is involved in the work of Salvation.

See also: Who does God love? 

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