The Gist

This week, the parable of the lost coin will help us believe that God values us even when we don’t feel valuable.

The Point

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The Bible

Luke 15:8–10; Psalm 103:8–14; Romans 8:38–39

The Conversation

  • Talk about a time when you found something awesome that someone else lost or threw away.

  • Talk about a time when someone wanted something you were going to throw away.

  • Why do you think two people can give two different levels of value to the same thing?

  • Talk about a time when you felt valuable. What made you feel that way?

  • Why might someone might not feel valuable to God or others?

  • What does the parable of the lost coin teach us about God?

  • [Read Romans 8:38-39 below.] Do you ever find it hard to believe God won’t stop loving someone? Why or why not?

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • What's something people wrongly use to determine their value?

  • How do we view or treat others as if they’re less valuable than they really are?

  • What can you do this week to value yourself and others the way God values you?