The Parable of the Lost Sheep is a wonderful story told by Jesus to illustrate the love and compassion that God has for those who His. The parable is found in Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and is in response to Jesus being criticized and attacked by the religious leaders for "eating with sinners". Jesus stops the crowd and begins to tell a story of how a shepherd left his flock of 99 sheep to go find one lost sheep.
This parable displays beautiful meaning of God seeking out the lost sinner and rejoicing when they are found. We serve a Good Shepherd whose heart is for us to be found, rescued, and renewed.
Read the Scriptures below that tell the complete parable as well as verses refering to Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Use the articles and videos below to study the Parable of the Lost Sheep more in-depth.