Luke 15

Luke 15. found

Luke 15:1-32


OVERVIEWJesus teaches three parables of things that are lost and then found.

BIG IDEAGod searches for and saves the lost.

KEY VERSELuke 15:7 (Jesus to religious leaders)
In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!

Do you feel far away from me? Do you know someone who seems too hard to reach? I don’t just love you—I love everyone. I don’t only offer forgiveness and healing and a home. I am proactive in my love for you and those you care about. I actively search for lost people and save them. 

I always know where you are, and I never leave you, even when you go astray. I pursue you and will not relent until you are safe—every part of you. I want more of you than you are willing to give. But I won’t force you to change. I invite you to receive my love and all I have for you.

There’s nothing you can do to change my love for you. Don’t try to change yourself or someone you’re concerned about. Just come to me. Receive my love. Own it. And then share it with others. Help others know they have value and worth and that I want a relationship with them.

As a Christ-follower, it is easy to fall in love with things we prefer in our church culture, like Christian music and ‘insider’ church language. But these things can sometimes feel exclusive to those who don’t yet have a relationship with God or those who can’t relate to American church culture. Is there anything you need to ‘leave behind’ to better relate to people seeking to know more about God?


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