Jesus tells three stories of lost items – the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son, better known as the prodigal son.
Each of these parables capture the perilous condition of the unbeliever as “lost,” but also the inexpressible joy in heaven when a person repents.
Luke 15:10 says “there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” This suggests that angels and saints in heaven rejoice when a person is saved. But more importantly, it teaches that God himself celebrates every time an unbeliever turns from sin and trusts in Jesus.
What a thought! God loves to save people! Are we equally enthusiastic?
Our church is starting a summer series on evangelism that will teach us how to overcome fear and share our faith, with the goal that God would be glorified and more people in our community would be saved. I invite you to follow along online.
The first sermon, “When Heaven Celebrates,” is now available for free download from our church podcast.