Jesus Came To Seek & Save The Lost

Why did Jesus come to this earth? We have just celebrated Jesus resurrection. We know the grave is empty. We have had worship services that had large crowds of people celebrating His resurrection. But why did Jesus come to this earth?
Someone will say, “He came to be Israel’s Messiah but they rejected Him.” And that is true.
Someone else may say, “He came to heal people,” and that is true. Others may say, “He came to encourage people,” and that would be true as well.
But why did Jesus come? Jesus told us why; He said, “The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was Lost” (Luke 19:10). Jesus made that statement when He went to the home of Zaccheus. People were grumbling because He was eating with Zaccheus, a sinner. So, Jesus said, He came for the purpose of saving people like Zaccheus.
Now let’s think about that. Jesus came to seek and save the lost… That means that our churches are to be about seeking and saving the lost. It means that we as Christians need to be about sharing the gospel with the lost.
How is your church doing in reaching the lost? Let’s be honest; in most churches… the focus is on keeping the paying customers happy as opposed to reaching the lost. We may throw stones at the lost… we may condemn the life-style of the lost… we may even read some scripture to the lost telling them how bad a person they are… but reaching the lost for Jesus? We aren’t doing it very well.
Today, think about why Jesus came and ask yourself how you are doing in reaching the lost? Jesus said, “The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” That’s our mission as well.

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