Gaining A New Perspective
No Regrets – Part 1


January 6 and 7, 2018 | Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love

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Gaining A New Perspective
No Regrets – Part 1
January 6th & 7th, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love

Luke 15:1-7

 

  • Jesus Always Seeks The ONE.

“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! So Jesus told them this story: ‘If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?’ And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, “Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.” 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!’”   Luke 15:1-7

 

Pharisee = Heart Does Not Match Outward Appearance.  

“Jesus answered them, ‘Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.’”    Luke 5:31-32

 

The ONE = Lost And Far From God.

“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.”  Isaiah 53:6a

 

The Ninety-Nine = Actively Participating In Jesus’ Mission Of Seeking The ONE.

“…go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.”  Matthew 28:19-20a

 

My Next Step This Week:

______I will Invest In and Invite at least ONE to the Big Event.

 

Going Deeper

  1. What was the most important thing you got out of today’s talk? Why?
  2. Which of the crowds do you identify with the most and why? Pharisee, the ONE or the 99?
  3. Who is the ONE in your life that you need to be praying for this year? What can you do to Invest In their life?


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