The mission of Jesus is to seek and to save that which is lost (Luke 19:10). Jesus is the Life Saver, so our mission is to join with Jesus and introduce people to the One who can save them! But sometimes the Church forgets it’s job description, and as Christians we can become so used to what it is like having the blessings of being Church that we forget what it is like to be a non-believer. We need to be refreshed in the objective by learning from Jesus and other life savers.
Main lesson: By overcoming the physical and spiritual barriers in our mission we can be life savers that help people to be introduced to Jesus. Jesus is a life saver and the mission of His Church is to join with Him in that mission.
Introduction: “Life Savers Get a ‘Hole’ lot more out of life!”
- Luke 15
- Luke 19:10
- The mission of Jesus overcomes physical barriers (Luke 5:17-19)
- The mission of Jesus overcomes spiritual barriers (Luke 5:20-25)
- The mission of Jesus is extraordinary (Luke 5:26)