Parable of the Lost Sheep (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Gospel of Luke, Jesus (Parables)

Read Luke 15:3- 7

  • After you have read this parable, explain the surface message and then the underlying meaning.
  • If you had 100 sheep and one was missing, would you go look for it?
    • Or would you think, I have 99 so why look for the lost one?
  • Who was going to watch the 99 sheep while the shepherd was gone?
  • What does this story tell us about God’s love for us?
  • Why do you think Jesus told this parable?
  • What does it mean to you today?
  • Try retelling it in modern words.
    • Is there anything in your life or in the media that might suggest looking for the lost at any cost?