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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Luke Chapter 15 

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Luke
Date Penned: (60 AD)
Overview: Luke Presents the Life of Christ  (c 1-24)
Theme:  The Message & Ministry of Jesus, the Savior (c 4-21)
Message: Jesus give Parables of the Lost (v 1-32)

Luke 15 Commentary

(15:1-7) Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep - This passage of Luke begins with the opposition of the Pharisees, just like the previous section (14:1). Here the Pharisees grumbled about Jesus consorting with “sinners,” as they had done before (5:30; 7:39). Luke placed three parables together that speak of the joy of God at the repentance of a single sinner. For Christians today, this parable of the lost sheep is not only an invitation to rejoice with God at the repentance of sinners but a reminder to follow Jesus’ example in searching for the lost.

(15:8-10) Jesus Tells the Parable of the Lost Coin - In this parable, Jesus portrays God’s love for someone who falls into a life of sin. They are lost, disconnected from their true owner, God himself. But their owner doesn’t give up on people. Instead, he compassionately searches for them, freely offering them forgiveness through his Son, Jesus Christ.

(15:11-32) Jesus Tells the Parable of the Lost Son - The previous two parables—the one of lost sheep and the lost coin—build up to the climax, the parable of the lost son, a parable that is unique to Luke. Through the parable of the lost son, Jesus presents a vivid illustration of God and his mercy for repentant sinners.



Dave Burnette's Life Application

Jesus is Looking for You

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Luke with Chapter 15. In our text today we see Jesus parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son as Jesus express His Love to everyone no matter how lost they become. In making application we see that the Lord loves you and no matter what you have done or how far you are from the Lord - the truth is that God Loves You, wants You to be saved. How about you? Do you see that God Loves You? Let us learn from our text today and the parables of the Lost sheep, coin, and son to see that Jesus Loves You, that He wants you to be Saved, and that we are never too Lost that He cannot find you and save Your Soul.


Luke 15

Luke 15

 1Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

 2And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

 3And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

 4What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

 5And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

 6And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

 7I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

 8Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

 9And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

 10Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

 11And he said, A certain man had two sons:

 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

 15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

 17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

 19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

 20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

 21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

 22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

 23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

 25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

 26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

 27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

 28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

 29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

 30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

 31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

 32It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.