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What is Missing in my Life

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What is the strangest mindless memory slip you have had? I know of someone who put their coffee in a dresser drawer. I would tell you of even stranger things that I have done — by I have forgotten.
What is the lost item Jesus is referring to? It is a lost soul.

Searching,

Luke 15:8 ESV
8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?
One coin - A drachmas is one days way. Very valuable. Used only her in the NT. But notice, this is how Jesus tells us to find a soul.
The diligence of the search is emphasized.
Notices the coin is missing. Keep an account of the sheep.
Lights up the search area. Light is the word and confession.
Cleans up (calming methodical approach). Get rid of confusion. This may need counseling.
Is diligent and persistent. Don’t give up.
Keep an account of what you are responsible for.
How to find lost objects: wikihow.com/Find-Lost-Objects
Calm down
Search
Prevent things getting lost
What is your biggest loss? In 1976 a Saudi Prince lost a Million Dollars in Las Vegas, in a single session.
What is your biggest loss? In 1976 a Saudi Prince lost a Million Dollars in Las Vegas, in a single session.
In Africa there is a tribe that elects a King for 7 years. After the 7 years the King is always killed. But there is never a lack of applicants who are willing to give the eternal for the temporary.

Upon Finding,

Luke 15:9 ESV
9 And 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.’
When she has found it. You cannot find unless you search.
What is the first thing you do when you find what you have lost?
Do you people who are happy with you when
How do we celebrate when a soul returns?
Do we follow this procedure? Out of 10 (1 bad or 10 great)?
Hiker missing for 5 days found alive at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore July 19, 2017 at 3:35 PM http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/07/hiker_missing_for_5_days_found.html
July 19, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Rejoicing,

Luke 15:10 ESV
10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
What is returned is a soul.
Where is the joy taking place? In the hearts of the angels or those who are before the angels? Who is this?
Because it is a soul that has returned.
Because of the increase in Heaven
Because of the value of the individual’s soul,
Because of the value of the Savior’s Blood,
Because of the value of the Savior’s Blood,
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