Lesson 18: “He Was Lost, and Is Found”

New Testament Class Member Study Guide, (1997), 11


  • What can you learn from the actions of the shepherd in the parable of the lost sheep and the woman in the parable of the piece of silver? (See D&C 18:10–13.) In what ways might a person be “lost”? What is our responsibility toward those who are lost? (See Luke 15:4–5, 8; Alma 31:34–35.)

  • In the parable of the prodigal son, what did the father do when he saw his son returning? (See Luke 15:20.) How did the father respond to his son’s confession? (See Luke 15:21–24.) How is the father’s response like the Lord’s response when we repent? (See Luke 15:7; Mosiah 26:30; D&C 58:42.)

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Review the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers (Luke 17:11–19). Discuss some reasons that we, like the nine lepers, do not always express our gratitude to the Lord. Talk about things we can to do to better express gratitude to the Lord each day.

As part of this family discussion, you may want to sing together “I Stand All Amazed” (Hymns, no. 193).

Scripture Chain: Rejoicing with the Lord over Those Who Repent