Welcome back to our ongoing series, I DARE YOU. This is our look at the unique parables of Jesus Christ from the four Gospels found in the New Testament. Once a week, we will examine one of Christ’s stories and let his challenge to his first-century audience speak to us now and provoke us to live in the Kingdom of God better, more fully, more wholeheartedly. We see these parables as dares to step outside of the norm of the world and enter into what God has for us. We hope that you will be likewise challenged and that you will take the dare to live a more Christlike, Kingdom of God-focused life.
We’ve mentioned before in this series that sometimes Jesus told parables in threes. This is the case as found in Matthew 13. There the recorded parables are the parable of the Sower or Soil, the parable of the Weeds, and the parable of the Mustard Seed.
And it is also the case in Luke 15, where we find the parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son, otherwise known as the Prodigal Son. With the three parables running one into the other, Jesus is making a point through repetition. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to learn from each parable separately. We’ve look at the Lost Son and the Lost Sheep.
Now, we need to learn something from the Lost Coin. Continue reading “I DARE YOU: The Parable of the Lost Coin”