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Redemption with God The story of the lost sheep starts with Jesus talking to a group of tax collectors, sinners, Pharisees, and teachers of the law. He asked them to imagine having one hundred sheep and losing one of them. A shepherd would leave his ninety-nine sheep and search for the lost one until he found it. When he did find it he would put it on his shoulders, take it home, and tell his friends and neighbors to rejoice with him because he had found his lost sheep. Jesus concluded by telling them there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who do not need to repent. The message of the story is that lost humans need a loving, personal Savior. God deeply loves and cares personally for us as individuals. We are valuable to him and he will look all over the world to bring us back home to him. When the people who were lost return to God he takes them back with joy and celebrates. Jesus is glad when we admit that we’ve done something wrong and ask for forgiveness. Jesus is ready to forgive if you ask.  It’s important that they understand that just because God forgives us so easily we need to truly feel sorry for what we’ve done. Redemption with GodIn the parable, the sinner is represented by a valuable coin which has been lost. The woman cares about her lost possession.  First she lights a lamp, using oil which back then was very valuable, so that she can see clearly. Next, instead of just looking once and then forgetting about it, she uses a broom to sweep her house so that she can reach places that she might not be able to reach to see if the coin is there. This tells me that she obviously cares about the coin a lot. Finally, she searches carefully for this coin. Most people would not go through all the trouble she is going through to find a coin so this coin was valuable to her and she must find it at all costs. What this parable is trying to tell us is that the coin is supposed to be the people who sin and the women looking for the coin is God. We might get lost and stray away from God but he will always be looking for us no matter what he would have to do to find us.2) After getting fired from his Wall Street job, Kevin Finn goes back to his hometown to live with his sister Amy, a widowed mom, and her teenage daughter Reese. While Amy is away at a work assignment, a meteor crashes to earth near her home. Kevin and Reese investigate, and when Kevin touches the meteorite, he is thrown backwards. He begins having strange visions, including a mysterious woman named Yvette that only Kevin can see. Yvette calls herself one of God’s messengers, her goal is to  locate the 36 righteous souls of this generation. Yvette claims that God has  Kevin with saving the world, and sent Yvette to guide and protect him.  This show is represented by the parable in Luke 18:9-14 which is called the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. this is a show which teaches us lessons on redemption.The Bible teaches us that we are like sheep and sometimes stray away from God. That makes God very sad, but he never gives up on us. He keeps searching for us and calling to us. He wants to take us back into his arms. He even sent Jesus, his Son, to save those who are lost.

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