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Have you ever lost something important, something of value.
I lose my my car keys all the time. When I can’t find them I turn my house upside down.
Ever lose money, what about jewelry?
On vacation I lost my wedding ring. Man did I freak out. Searched the beach frantically until eventually we found it. What a relief!
Jesus tells a parable of a woman who loses a coin. She searches her house until she eventually finds it. She is so happy she celebrates.
Last blog we mentioned Jesus as the shepherd looking for His lost sheep.
The lost coin is about the Holy Spirit searching our hearts.
We are the lost coin
In the Bible the apostle Paul writes:
Now God has revealed [these things] to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. (1 Corinthians 2:10 HCSB)

The Holy Spirit searches for the heart of God in us.
He is searching, looking, finding the heart of God In you.
God is in you.
In your heart speaking purpose and hope.
God is looking for people, with His heart.
Yes, you can have His heart.
A heart that loves,
A heart that heals,
A heart that beats for His purpose.
Friend God loves you and He is searching for you, why? Because you are of great value to Him. Repent, give your heart to God and let heaven celebrate. I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10 HCSB)

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One of the most famous and readily discussed parables of Jesus is the one about the lost son, or more commonly, the story of the prodigal.
We find this parable in the Bible, the Gospel of Luke to be exact chapter 15.
What most don’t realize is that it is not a stand alone story but a continuation of a lesson Jesus is giving to the Pharisees.
All the tax collectors and sinners were approaching to listen to Him. And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!”
So He told them this parable: (Luke 15:1-3 HCSB)
It begins with the lost sheep, then the lost coin, and concludes with the lost son.
You might be thinking, why lost?
Because at one point we were all lost. Lost sheep gone astray.
No direction, no hope, no future. Wandering sheep.
Then Jesus came and we were found.
And coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep!’ I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don’t need repentance. (Luke 15:6, 7 HCSB)

Life now has purpose, direction, hope.
I AM FOUND!
Say that with me, IAM FOUND!
Jesus left heaven to find you.
The good shepherd, looking for you.
For you,
FOR YOU!
Lost sheep, yeah that’s me,
but a coin?
Stay tuned……