The Parable of the Lost Coin is in Matthew Chapter 15. Matthew chapter 15 starts us on a journey in which Jesus formally addresses three groups of people. Those that are following him, his disciples, and his accusers. In the parable of the Lost, Coin Christ speaks directly to the sinners and the tax collectors using this story to throw out an unfamiliar idea alongside a familiar one.
What is a parable?
A parable is a carefully told story that communicates a familiar idea or a principle of life. “Para” combines two Greek words – para, which means alongside,” with “bole” to throw. So Christ told stories to blend an unfamiliar idea alongside a familiar one. The Parable of the Lost coin does exactly that as Christ uses a woman, which would put her in a higher position than that of his accusers, and the value of a coin as his concept.
A woman and her search for the one lost coin symbolizes much within this short parable.
What does the coin represent in the Parable?
As you listen to our podcast you will find that Amy and I saw this parable from different eyes, however, we both came to the same conclusion. If you have listened to any of our previous podcasts you will find that sometimes that is rare.
The Parable of the Lost Coin Summary.
Jesus was the greatest storyteller and every parable gave us more and more insight into the kingdom principles that he wants each of us to understand.
It is possible for you to understand the words of Christ through his Parables.
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