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Do you understand the mission of Jesus? Listen to the story of Zacchaeus experiencing the God's salvation and you will learn what Christ's mission and the gospel of Luke are all about. Jesus came to "seek and save the lost."
Luke 15:11-32 "The Parable of the Lost Son" paints for us a picture of the character of God!
As we begin our journey into this 1st century story told by Jesus, we must burn all the misconceptions in our head from years of bad teaching. This story was not told to endear us to the nature of a graceful God, but was told to shock and shame his listeners. This story is about the kind of grace that upsets our sensibilities. We begin by looking at the younger son.
This sermons examines Paul's experience and message to the philosophical community in Athens as he finds himself there unexpectedly during his missionary travels. The Rev. Lee Leadbetter of Reformed Univ. Fellowship-International (RUF-I) challenges the listeners to consider the lostness of those around us, the greatness of God, and the power of the Gospel to deliver from spiritual ignorance. The sermon was delivered for our Mission-Focused Worship.
Paul Weber, our church's missionary to Australia, preaches on how we look at the lost. Too often, like the Jewish religious leaders in Jesus' day, we look at the lost as problems rather than the Lord's treasured possessions. So, in Luke 15, Jesus seeks to correct our vision by illustrating how He sees sinners. They are lost, loved, limited, and looked for.
Looking at the importance of the resurecction for the lost.
Jesus seeks the lost
Preacher: Pastor Tony Simpson. Passage: Luke 15 vv11-32. Jesus tells this parable to explain what God's love is like and why he is happy to eat with tax collectors and sinners. Jesus shows that we cannot live without God, that the road back to him is by repentance, that God wholeheartedly embraces all who come to him in repentance, but warns that our attitude to other people shows whether we have understood this.