September 16, 22012   Coming Home   Luke 15:3-7

by Ron George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church

Homecoming Children’s sermon.

What is Homecoming?  Why go home?  There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, There’s no place like home. 
Luke 15: 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Why should we come home?  Why do you go home?  It is time to see your family.  It is time to eat.  It is time to rest.  It is time to get well.  It is time to be loved..
Jesus brings us home
Jesus gives us a home together with hiim and one another. 
It is an important place.  Where do you live?  Live, love, and laugh at home.
It has important people.  Home is where Jesus is.  Who is important at your home and here today?
It has an important presence?  How do you feel?  Do you feel loved?  Do you feel warm?  Do you feel safe?  Do you feel important?  Do you feel God? 
I am glad you came home with Jesus today.

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (Lk 15:3-7). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.