Bible Texts:

Luke 15:1-10


Children's Bible Story sources:

"Lost and Found," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.238

"The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin," Spark Story Bible, p.374

"The Lost Sheep" and "The Lost Coin," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.280-281


Children's Story Resources


Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy… and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all…

How these stories are connected: A boy who finds a penguin leaves everything behind to return it to the South Pole. Along the way, the two of them find something more valuable than a place called "home." Jesus tells two parables about lost things to illustrate the nature of God, who befriends us...just like that boy.


Questions about Lost and Found:

     Why do you think the penguin follows the boy everywhere?

     Why do you think the boy goes to the South Pole?

     Why do you think they were so happy when they found each other again?


Questions about the Bible story:

     Why did the shepherd looked for his missing sheep?

     Why did the shepherd and the woman have parties?

     Why do you think God keeps looking for you and me?


Questions about our lives:

     What kind of party do you think God has when someone is found?

     What kind of parties should we have at church when new people find us and we find them?



Dear God, help us to look for people who are lost or missing from our church family. Help us to celebrate and have parties when new people find us and we find them. Also, keep us from ever being lost or away from you. Amen.