Jesus used the lost sheep story as one of his parables which made many people know it also. Those who have ever gone to church or attended bible classes are aware of this parable. Even videos that are related with lost sheep parable have been recorded. Many people are revealed by this parable which also makes the teachings of many preachers to include this parable. The sheep, Israelite’s and people were the same words that Jesus used when teaching his followers. Jesus used to regard people as the sheep when he was in Israel.
The shepherd of those was Jesus. Jesus used the word shepherd to mean that he was the caretaker, leader, watchman and protector of the Israelite’s. In the parable of lost sheep, Jesus was teaching people how to choose their shepherd. Choosing only those shepherds who would take you to the green pastures was what Jesus meant when he used the parable of lost sheep. He showed that he can lead us to and out of the green pasture in this parable.
After the Pharisees and the scribes complained about him, the parable of the lost sheep was used by Jesus. Because Jesus was feeding the tax collectors and sinners, the Pharisees and scribes started to complain. They complained because the tax collectors and sinners started following Jesus instead of their god. Parables were the best techniques that Jesus used to teach people The meaning of parables was learned by many even if they were related with stories. Parables are the ones that are used as stories in the bible especially the new testament. It is easy to extract the meaning of those parables.
Parables are read mostly in churches or religious meetings like crusades because they help people to live a pretty and decent life. Jesus was born in Israel. The first place where the parables were used by Jesus is in Israel. When Jesus was in the world, Jerusalem was the capital city of. The Sunday school teachers also teach children about the parables that were used by Jesus which has helped them grow spiritually.
There is no change that happens on the meaning of these parables. The parable also explains that it is very painful to lose one of your essential things. A good example where you can apply this parable is like losing one of your ninety sheep. The pain that you will experience finding the lost sheep will make you forget you have other eighty-nine sheep. When you find the lost sheep, you get happy more than those that had remained with you. This tries to mean that even God do not like losing one of his sheep.