2021-08-15 — You Cannot Find Yourself

Pentecost Season:
Date: August 15, 2021

Theme: You Cannot Find Yourself

I. Jesus’ mission is to seek the lost
II. We are found and let to salvation

– Luke 15:1-10

– ( Seminarian Paul Agenten )

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.


WS 783 : Jesus, Shepherd of the Sheep Hymnary.org link
TLH 65 : When Sinners See Their Lost Condition Hymnary.org link
TLH 324:1-3,6-8 : Jesus Sinners Doth Receive Hymnary.org link
WS 777 : Amazing Grace -- How Sweet the Sound Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Exodus 32:7-14
1 Timothy 1:12-17

Theme: You Cannot Find Yourself

Luke 15:1–10 (Listen)

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

15:1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 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.

The Parable of the Lost Coin

“Or what woman, having ten silver coins,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.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”


[1] 15:8 Greek ten drachmas; a drachma was a Greek coin approximately equal in value to a Roman denarius, worth about a day’s wage for a laborer