What we learn about the lost…
Reason #1: The lost wander away
“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Luke 15:4 (NLT)
Reason #2: The lost are neglectful/careless
Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Luke 15:8 (NLT)
Reason #3: The lost are willful
“A man had two sons. The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. Luke 15:11-12 (NLT)
What we learn about God…
- God is concerned for the lost.
- God is seeking the lost.
- God rejoices when the lost are found.
What we learn about ourselves…
We are active participants in God’s mission