The Angels Rejoice With Us

I would like to end our study of the Parable of the Lost Coin by trying to open up and explain this last sentence of what Jesus spoke – "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." The word "likewise" has reference to the statement of the woman – "Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!" She had called her friends and neighbors together and told them to rejoice that she had found the coin that she had lost. The friends and neighbors, according to the way that I have explained it to you, are those persons in the same local church in which the lost coin was lost and found, and all other Christians who would hear of the conversion of this lost person and rejoice with her. But Jesus makes a special point about our thinking about the joy which also exists (likewise exists) in the presence of the angels when they also hear about the finding of the lost coin; that is, the finding of the lost sinner. And so, what I would like to do is to open up this truth by attempting to shine some Biblical light on what it is that the angels are rejoicing in, in regard to God Himself and in regard to the salvation of sinful men.

Jun 23, 2024
Sunday School
1 Peter 1:10-12; Luke 15:8-10
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