“Lesson 53: Luke 15,” New Testament Seminary Teacher Manual (2016)
“Lesson 53,” New Testament Seminary Teacher Manual
The Pharisees and scribes complained about the Savior’s association with publicans and sinners. The Savior responded by giving the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son.
Begin class by asking students if they have ever lost an item that was valuable to them.
Invite the class to think of someone they know who may be spiritually lost. Ask them to ponder how they feel about this person.
Explain that Luke 15 contains the Savior’s teachings about those who are spiritually lost. Invite students to look for truths in Luke 15 concerning how Heavenly Father feels about those who are spiritually lost and the responsibilities we have toward them.
Ask a student to read Luke 15:1–2 aloud. Invite the class to follow along, looking for who drew near to Jesus and what the Pharisees and scribes complained about.