The theme for this morning’s worship service is found in the parables found in Luke 15:1-10. The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. Jesus was dealing with the noise from the naysayers who were critical of the persons with whom Jesus associated. They weren’t the “right folk.” He tended to hang out with “those people,” the undesirables and the sinners. So he tells stories about celebrating when the lost, the disconnected, the disassociated are reunited with group.
This morning, Pastor Wayne looks at these two parables as problematic because they challenge the status quo, they challenge the way that we think things should be. To help make sense of this, he refers to the parable of the Prodigal found in Luke 15:11-32. It is here that we see things brought into perspective.