(Luke 15:11-32, message beings at 38:00)
Anyone who is LOST is of supreme value to Jesus. In the story of the Prodigal Son there are 3 main characters: the lost son, the resentful son, and the forgiving father. Are you ready to come home and be forgiven? Are you angry at God, your Father, because you have always obeyed but don’t feel His love or blessings? Or are you ready and willing to forgive, to offer grace and mercy–to see people through Christ’s eyes?
God was bringing the world back to himself through Christ. He did not hold people’s sins against them. God has trusted us with the message that people may be brought back to him. 20 So we are Christ’s official messengers. It is as if God were making his appeal through us. Here is what Christ wants us to beg you to do. Come back to God!II Corinthians 5:19-20