Matthew 18- The One Lost Sheep

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:10-14

Often when the gospel is preached, there is a negative reaction. Many people would even consider the gospel, “hate speech”, however the gospel is the good news, that is exactly what the word means. It’s good news because Christ has given us the opportunity for eternal life. As the scripture says “The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost”

Now the key word in that verse is “which was lost”  not “`which is still lost”. See Jesus came to set us free from sin and death, not just save us. This is why the gospel is Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand (Matthew 4:17) the gospel is not , stay the way that you are and God loves you anyway. If that was the case there would have been no reason for Christ to die on the cross for your sins. You need to turn away from your sins and become Born Again by the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)

This is a loving gospel, you might ask how? Notice the analogy Jesus gives, if a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them is lost, he leaves the ninety-nine sheep to find the one! Christ loves you enough to die for you and Christ is seeking you! Jesus didn’t just leave behind the righteous, he left behind his throne in Heaven, to become a man, to die for your sins! If you don’t understand that Jesus loves you, then you don’t truly understand the gospel of Christ!

Jesus said “It’s not the will of your Father in Heaven, that one of these little one should perish” God doesn’t want anyone to perish but to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9) This is why Christ became a man to die for your sins, God wants to save your soul, Christ wants you to have eternal life, the question is do you want eternal life? Do you want a relationship with God through Jesus Christ?

Maybe you feel like the “Lost Sheep” today? Jesus is seeking You, and wants you to inherit eternal life in God’s Kingdom! The Good Shepherd will never leave or forsake You, The Lord is Your Shepherd Amen!

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