May 27, 2017 | The Parable of the Lost Sheep

The Parables of Jesus, Part 3

This week we finish out our three-part series on the parables of Jesus. Chris takes us to Luke 15:1-7. Here we find the parable of the lost sheep. We’ll see how the shepherd leaves his entire flock to find the one wayward sheep.

Is this how we see the wayward world today? Do we pray for them to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus? Or are we quick to judge and close off our lives from them? Chris will remind us of Jesus’ example and how when one wayward sheep comes home, heaven rejoices.

If you missed Part 1 of this series, please click here to listen.

If you missed Part 2 of this series, please click here to listen.

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Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

It’s safe to say that the disciples were probably confused as to why Jesus spoke in parables instead of just telling His followers what He was trying to say. There were different reasons as to why Jesus spoke in parables. Chris explains one of the reasons was to teach on prophecy, or future events. He’ll take us to Luke 14:16-24 where Jesus teaches the parable on the Great Banquet.

Apples of Gold

While Zvi was in America he met an Orthodox man and became quick friends. A few weeks later, back in Israel another Orthodox man came to Zvi and said his friend who he met in America sent him. Zvi made friends with him and shared in the Old Testament Scriptures where he could find true joy.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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