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3 Perspectives of God's Pursuit

The Lost Sheep [Luke 15:1-7]

While God has a multitude to serve His purpose, he has only one who can serve yours. 

The Lost Coin [Luke 15:8-10]

God will shift the world to win us back.

The Lost Son [Luke 15:11-32]

We're rehearsing while God's rejoicing. (Romans 5)

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