Leaving The 99

Leaving The 99

His priority is to break every rule to find the lost sheep

Luke 15:1-7
1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

  • If It Were Up To Them
    • How many miracles would have been missed?
    • How many outsiders would have been forbidden opportunities?
    • How many second chances would have been suffocated?
    • If It Were Up To Them, Jesus Would Still Be Buried In A Borrowed Tomb
  • It’s Not Up To Them, It Is Up To Him
    • The blind man says, “I once was blind but now I see!”
    • The outsider says, “Come see the man who cared more about my soul than He did about some considered acceptable.
    • The adulterous woman says, “Come see a man that loved me on my worst day!
    • It takes more than the appearance of praise to save the 107