This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Luke 15:8-10, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.
Jesus and some people who were following Him loved to listen to Him speak about God. They are sinners and did bad things, like steal and lie. But Jesus still wanted to teach them about God’s love. The Pharisees and the scribes are also there and they grumbled when they saw that Jesus was with the bad people.
So Jesus told a story about a woman who lost one of her ten coins. One day, the woman was very upset because the coin was very important to her. She searched and searched her whole house, looking for the lost coin. She even lit a lamp and swept the floor to try to find it.
Finally, after a lot of hard work, she found the coin! She was so happy that she called all of her friends and neighbors to come celebrate with her.
Then Jesus explained that God feels the same way when someone who is a sinner decides to make things right and follow Him. The angels in heaven also celebrate when someone repents. God is always there for us, ready to forgive us and welcome us back with open arms.
- Every person is valuable to God, no matter who they are or what they have done.
- God wants us to show love and kindness to others, even those who are sinners.
- Jesus came to earth to seek and save the lost. Through faith in Jesus, we can be saved and have eternal life with God.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant