“Chapter 36: Jesus Tells Three Parables,” New Testament Stories (2005), 85–94
One day Jesus was eating and talking with people who many thought were sinners. Some Pharisees saw Him.
The Pharisees believed that good men should not talk to sinners. They thought that Jesus was not a good man because he was talking to sinners.
The Savior wanted to help the Pharisees understand why He was with the sinners. He told them three parables. The first one was about a lost sheep.
Luke 15:3; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 277