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022 Grains from Gutteridge – The Three Parables of Loss

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast Episode #22:
The Three Parables of Loss, a message by Rev. Percy Gutteridge

Painting entitled 'The Lost Sheep' by Alford Usher SoordThe Lost Sheep
by Alford Usher Soord

Scripture Reading:

Luke 15


“Uh, oh — another message on the parables of Luke 15!” If that was your first thought as you read the title, it’s time for an attitude check. And that check would be very appropriate, because in this message, Pastor Percy Gutteridge looks at the different attitudes of the things and persons mentioned by Jesus in these three stories, including the attitudes of:

  • the unconverted moral man;
  • the devil;
  • a coin;
  • the lost sheep;
  • the lost son; and
  • the angels of God.

For example, the coin was lost but didn’t know it; the sheep was lost and did not know its way home; the son was lost, but knew his way back home. By the end of the message, you’ll see truth from a different point of view!

Other Scriptures Cited:

  • 1 John 4:8, 16
  • Malachi 3:6
  • Luke 15:2
  • 1 Peter 1:12
  • Revelation 6:12
  • Luke 21:26
  • Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; Luke 21:11
  • Psalm 107:8,15,21,31
  • Psalm 67:6
  • Daniel 11:38
  • Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2
  • Ephesians 2:8
  • John 4:23
  • Joshua 6:12-20
  • Psalm 136
  • 2 Peter 3:9
  • 1 Timothy 1:24
  • Revelation 22:17


Hymns, Poems, and Books Cited:

  • And Are We Yet Alive by Charles Wesley
  • Pastor Gutteridge quotes a couplet, the origin of which I could not discover, but the author of which seems to be Frederick Langbridge. We would appreciate hearing from any readers who know about the provenance of these lines. The words quoted are as follows:

Two men looked through prison bars;
One saw mud and the other stars!


We thank Fellowship member Brian Fettes for providing the digitization of the original cassette tape through the services of Audioanalogy Musicworks of Canada.

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Credits: Podcast theme music: “Steam Train” from the John Williams album Dusty Porch, under license from Magnatune.com.
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