“When I’m Baaaaad: True Confessions from the Wandering Sheep”

On Sept. 15, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 15:1-10.

1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

3 So he told them this parable: 4 “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? 5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

8 “Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Not all those who wander are lost. It’s a catchy phrase, but it also reminds us of a few things: that wandering is not always bad, sometimes we might appear lost to others when we are not, and sometimes we might be lost without even realizing it. Luke 15 is frequently referred to as the “Lost Chapter.” Contained within a single chapter is the Parable of the Lost Sheep, the Parable of the Missing Coin, and the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

This Sunday we take a look at the first two of these parables, and we get to ask ourselves some profound questions. What does it mean to be lost, and in what ways are we lost now? We get to imagine that we are wandering sheep! Join us at Pathways to get in touch with your baaaad self and the one who seeks you out.