The Kingdom of God is like Series
Luke 15:11-14 NIV
 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.  The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.  “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.  After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
This morning I will be speaking on the subject
-The Kingdom of God Restores-
Luke chapter 15 is a chapter dedicated to the restoration of lost things and Jesus gives us 3 parables
In verses 1-7 We see the restoration of the lost sheep
In verses 8-10 We see the restoration of the lost coin
In verses 11-32 We see the restoration of the lost son
This chapter teaches us few valuable lessons on restoration
1). Good things can be lost but lost things are still valuable
In the parables we see 3 different things we can all relate to:
- A shepherd loses a sheep-food
- A woman loses a coin-finance
- A father loses a son-family
What I like about the chapter is that, No matter what has been lost it is still value.
Just because the item or person is lost, doesn't mean they've lost their value.
I came to declare to you that you have not lost your value you may have had a bad week and lost your temper but you are still valuable
You may have lost a relationship but you're still valuable
You may have lost your job but you are still valuable.
You may have felt like you lost your mind but you're still valuable
You might have lost the business but you're still valuable
Tell your neighbor I might have lost some things but I'm still valuable.
Lost things are still valuable say: God will restore me.
2). God will spare no expense to restore what is lost
When something is lost God will restore the lost at any cost.
The word restore appears multiple times in the bible in many instances the Lord promises to restore something that was lost to his people.
In Jeremiah 30:17 restores health and healing
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD
In Psalm 23:3 he restores our soul
In 1 Peter 5:10 he provides restoration, confirmation, strengthening and establishing
In Job 42:10 he restored the fortunes of Job and gave him double for his trouble.
No matter what you need from God, he will spare no expense to restore what was lost:
If you need healing he's got it
If you need deliverance he's got it
If you need strength he's got it
If you need peace he's got it
God loves to restore lost things even if it's a mission, his mind is on you.
IF HE HAS TO LEAVE THE 99 SHEEP TO LOOK FOR THE 1 HE'LL DO IT
IF HE HAS TO LIGHT A LAMP TO LOOK FOR YOU IN DARKNESS HE'LL DO IT
IF HE HAS TO SWEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT CLUB TO FIND YOU HE WILL
IF HE HAS TO JUMP IN A PIG PEN HE'LL DO IT
MY GOD LOVES TO RESTORE WHAT WAS LOST
CAN SOMEBODY ANYBODY SCREAM RESTORE ME LORD
3). God restores and rejoices when we return to him.
Luke 15:21-24 NIV
 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'  “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
God shows us his love towards us by the illustration of gifts he gives the lost son.
A). Robe-covers our sin and shame
B). Ring-reminds us we are in covenant with him
C). Sandals-takes us from slavery to sonship.
He rejoices when his son is found again. This morning I came to remind us Good things can get lost but God will spare no expense to restore you and he restores and rejoices when we come back to him.
If you need prayer today I want you to come!
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Come on now. Good stuff Pastor Sam.