Discovered in the Dust, Dirt, and Darkness

Luke 15:8-10 (NET)

“Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it?  Then 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.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.”

I. Something or someone is Lost

  • In the House
  • Lost through disconnection
  • Lost to Usefulness
  • Lost in the dust, dirt, and darkness

II. Sorrow over the loss

  •  Lost, yet still of value   
  •  Lost, yet still bearing the King’s image

 Jeremiah 8:20 (NIV) “The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.”

III. Searching until found

  • Secured a light
  • Swept the floor

Matthew 5:15 (NET) People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Proverbs 20:27 (NLT) The Lord’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

Proverbs 10:4 (NET) The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy

IV. Satisfaction over the recovery

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