Approach: Reading and comparing the parables of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin.

Hermeneutic objective: Observing and recognizing what figures of speech represent to understand the point of the parables.

Theological objective: The Parable of the Lost Sheep was focused on Old Testament Believers and the Pharisees' failure to lead them to the Messiah. The Parable of the Lost Coin is about the Pharisees’ failure to seek out those who have no faith.

The negative attitudes of Jewish religious authorities incriminate them for their lack of agapē love, first to God for their failure to shepherd His people, and secondly to people for their failure to care and esteem sinners as their neighbor.