On Sunday June 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM the message "Father's Heart" was given by Minister Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. This message was taken from Luke chapter 15.
This passage is focusing on how the Heavenly Father searches for the lost souls. Since this was Father's Day the Father was the focus of the passage.
The key for people to understand this passage is to realize they are the "lost" ones: lost sheep, lost coin and the lost son. This part of the message was intended for everybody. The father saw the son coming afar off which meant he was looking for him without ceasing. Like the Sheppard searching for the one lost sheep and the woman searching for the one lost coin God is always searching for people to save. All Christians should have this love to find lost souls as well as helping their fellow members.
After the service everybody present could relate to this very important message is some deep personal way. Many coins spent to celebrate the lost coin found represents believers spending lots of energy to find one lost soul. The longer term Christians are the older brothers, but they need not get angry but should also be glad to add another member to the family. Everybody recognized the tremendous love God the Father has for them through this passage.
After reflection and sharing everyone had some lunch and fellowship in the dining room.