Parable Of The Lost Sheep

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A reminder that the Lord desires nobody to perish.  Keep that in mind before you are tempted to write or speak something that condemns a person or group of people.  How about praying for the sinner?  How about showing kindness to the sinner?  Did Jesus hang out with the sinner or the religious people?   Jesus didn’t compromise the truth to reach out to the sinner, he gave them all choices and still does today.  We have a choice of going to Hell by continuation in known Sin or we can repent and truly ask for forgiveness.  

The truth is there for all to receive it or reject it.

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We all have free will and we can continue in our sins or repent.  After we have received Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, we must be born again.   Our free will is never taken away, we can go back to doing things the way we did before or we can ask the Lord to help direct every aspect of our lives. 

If we choose to go back to doing things our way, we are now on the wide road that leads to destruction.  There’s no such thing as “Once Saved, Always Saved”.  Satan has instructed many church leaders to believe this lie and teach it to the masses! Jesus never removes salvation from you, you take that away from yourself by choosing to walk away from him and doing things your way! 

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Why do you think Jesus spoke about the parable of the prodigal son?

How did that work out for Satan and many of the fallen angels?  How about Judas Iscariot?  What about the people of Sodom and Gomorrah?  How about the people that perished during the Flood? What about Revelation 2-3, where the word “Repent” was used as a warning to the churches who had fallen away from the truth!  It’s also a call to endure, don’t become lazy and go back to worldly pursuits.

Repent! Repent! Repent!


Matthew 18:10-14 (HCSB)

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“See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven.  For the Son of Man has come to save the lost. What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside and go and search for the stray?  And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than over the 99 that did not go astray.  In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.


Luke 5:29-32 (HCSB)

Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for Him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were guests with them. 

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But the Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to His disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

Jesus replied to them, “The healthy don’t need a doctor, but the sick do.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”



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4 thoughts on “Parable Of The Lost Sheep

  1. Sharing this to not bring fear, but instead, stay prepared daily everyone. Things are heating up. Don’t relent on prayers for the lost and the “lukewarm”. Some people may not have any more opportunity to call upon the name of Jesus soon.

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  2. We do need to repent…..everyday! Matthew 22:36-40 is proof!!!

    We’ve come to a place in this world where a wide range of sin is acceptable. A place where I feel we’re deceiving ourselves into believing there are levels of sin. We may not think so in terms of our own selves, but it’s so obvious to anyone who stays in the word which teaches “love” for our fellow man that we’re not doing a very good job. Not even close.

    For instance, murder, lies, adultery are commandments…sins, that if not repented we will not be counted as worthy in the end. These sins are obvious to everyone and so therefore we know for certain they will be punished here in the flesh and also eternally if not repented.

    At the same time, gossip, slander, judgment, hatred, un-acceptance, unkindness, unforgiveness, etc. seem to be acceptable even in the eyes of our fellow Christians. When we gather together in small or even larger groups or cliques as though we’ve arrived, seeing ourselves as reaching a higher level; while at the same time ignoring and or closing the door to others who seemingly don’t fit, we’ve missed the message of what true unconditional love and acceptance truly is about.

    It’s as though these type of sins are excusable and freely and automatically forgiven without any need to repent and ask for forgiveness. They’ve become second nature with a mindset that everyone does it, so it’s really okay.

    Do we not as believers in Christ give ourselves time to work through our own discretions? Do we not in time forgive ourselves for our own sins/mistakes/short comings after repenting & receiving forgiveness from our Lord? Sure we do…so why is it we think we’re exempt from doing the same for everyone else or thinking they may not deserve all that has been granted to us.

    You’re correct James, we do need to repent and at the same time work hard at showing love, acceptance, kindness, forgiveness, etc to all people. That includes ALL people, regardless of anything. There is no list of what that may be…because there’s not suppose to be a list of what is acceptable to us. There was no line in the sand with Jesus, he loved & loves fully and unconditionally and forever. That is to be our mission and when we love others as we love ourselves…it’s really not so hard. That is the second greatest commandment and it is in full force toady as it was when Jesus was asked, “Master, which is the greatest commandment”?

    Matthew 22:36-40 (KJV) Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    The last verse (40) says it all! “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

    These two commandments are the foundation of everlasting life…..

    Until we “love” God with all our hearts and with all our souls…and we also genuinely “love” our neighbors as ourselves and without exception, we will not or can not fully understand the seriousness of these two commandments and how they affect our eternal life.

    One them, “hang ALL the laws and the prophets!!! We need to make sure we understand the “ALL” in these verses.

    This subject is near and dear to my heart…the senseless pain and hurt caused by not showing love and acceptance to those around us is destroying lives, we will be held accountable.

    It all begins in our own hearts. Go out and change your world~

    God’s Blessings…

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    1. Amen and Amen. Yes indeed Vicki. Yesterday was full of struggles for me, some anguish brought about by fellow believers. May the Lord continue to give us greater portions of grace to Love everyone, no matter what they do or say.

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      1. I’m so sorry James! Coming from the body of Christ is the most hurtful, I know. The pain is real! Yes, we must pray for them as well as ourselves, forgive and give grace in the Name of Jesus.

        Prayers & Blessings~

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