Can you remember a time when you lost something and found it again later?
God wants me to not lose my heart for him.
Where is my heart for God today?
Just because we are here doesn’t mean that the heart is where it needs to be.
In the religious complexity of our day and age we can lose our hearts and just do the right things outwardly.
If I feel burdened by my Christian life than I have lost my heart.
1 Timothy 2:3-4
Sin can be forgiven but is itself unforgiving.
The most important lesson in Luke 15 is what we can learn about the triune God.
- Shepherd/CHRIST: John 10:10
- Woman/HOLY SPIRIT: 1 Corinthians 2:10, Romans 8:27
- Father/FATHER: John 3:16
1) God Seeks
Luke 15:3-7; Luke 19:9-10
No matter what we have done, God wants us to be close to Him. This is the opposite of our nature: We tend to push away people who have hurt and disappointed us.
2) God Searches
God is patient, diligent and pays attention to the minor details in our lives. The woman in the story lost a drachma which was equal to a day’s wage.
1 Peter 1:10-12; John 16:8
3) God Saves
Luke 15:11-32; Deuteronomy 21:17
How can a loving God allow such suffering in the world today? If you read Luke 15:11-32 you realise that the problem is not the father (God) in the story but us, the two sons. God’s love in many was is reckless.
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