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Lesson 88: Loving the Lost, Part II (Luke 15:1-10)

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(Part II) It’s easy to get comfortable as a Christian living in the developed and wealthy West. There are lots of opportunities to spend lots of time with other Christians as Christian groups fight for our religious freedoms and as we listen to Christian radio while driving to our favorite Christian bookstore. To be sure, many of these things are gifts from God, but did Jesus intend us to insulate ourselves to the point where all we feel is annoyed when non-Christian people do un-Christianly things in our presence? Pastor Daniel, in this two-part message, seeks to guide us toward Jesus’s heart for the lost. He emphasizes the great love that God has for the lost through a look at the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. In helping us to evaluate whether or not we have this kind of love, he encourages us to ask ourselves these questions: 1) Do I notice the lost? 2) Do I seek the lost? 3) Do I rejoice when the lost are found?

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Evangelism, Love

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