CAMPFIRE STORIES – WEEK 10 NOTES

CAMPFIRE STORIES | RECKLESS LOVE

Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:3-7

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. – Luke 19:10 NIV

FOUND PEOPLE FIND PEOPLE

Church isn’t a MUSEUM for GOOD PEOPLE, it’s a HOSPITAL for the BROKEN

Our #RESCUEMISSION is FUELED by LOVE
Our #RESCUEMISSION FLOWS out of AUTHENTICITY
Our #RESCUEMISSION is BUILT on RELATIONSHIPS
Our #RESCUEMISSION is EXPRESSED in both ACTIONS & WORDS
Our #RESCUEMISSION is a PROCESS
Our #RESCUEMISSION is ALWAYS a PARTNERSHIP

We will LEAVE the 99 for the ONE, it’s WORTH IT!

If it’s WORTH IT for Jesus, it’s WORTH IT for us.

GOD LOVES US, WE BLEW IT, CHRIST PAID FOR IT, WE MUST RECEIVE HIM

GOD LOVES US

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. – 1 John 4:16 NLT

WE BLEW IT

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23 NLT

CHRIST PAID FOR IT

Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit. – 1 Peter 3:18 NLT

WE MUST RECEIVE HIM

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. – John 1:12 NLT

We must receive Jesus to be our FORGIVER and LEADER. The RESULT is immediate SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION.

BELIEVE + RECEIVE = BECOME

BELIEVE: It is important to BELIEVE the right things.

You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. – James 2:19 NLT

RECEIVE: It’s not enough to just believe these things

We need to act on what we BELIEVE and RECEIVE the forgiveness, life, and RECKLESS LOVE that Jesus offers.

When we sincerely BELIEVE in and RECEIVE Jesus’ FORGIVENESS & LEADERSHIP, we are FORGIVEN and BECOME his adopted son or daughter.

RELIGION says D-O, Jesus says D-O-N-E

We couldn’t earn it, We don’t deserve it, still, He gave Himself away.

That’s the OVERWHELMING, NEVER-ENDING, RECKLESS LOVE of God!


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