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The Chapter of Lost Things (Luke 15:1-10)Tommy Boring, February 2, 2014
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Every single person is a sinful sinner. All they had to do to become a sinners is to be born. Without the shedding of blood there will be no salvation. In order for something to be lost, it has to be owned first. There are four common elements to this passage. Each item that was lost were possessed first. The parables is referring to backslid people. How many times have you found yourself following satan instead of God? The next thing is that each item is lost not to be confused with salvation but with missing. All of us that have been saved have all gone astray at some point. The further the parable goes, the stronger and more serious it gets. Being backslid is simply getting off the path and that have lost their way. The third thing about these parables is that the items lost were searched for. The difference between the items lost is that the sheep doesn't have the sense to go back. The coin can't go back on its own. The human has to make a choice to go back. In all cases, the final point is that the owner found the items. We as humans have no idea if a person is saved or not. They can profess to us that they've been saved but they are not possessed by God. Being baptized will not save you from hell. Another thing that they all have in common is that when the items were found, the owners rejoiced. Being backslid and feeling ashamed doesn't change the value of you and His love towards you.
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC.
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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. (KJV)