Jesus and His love for the lost. On reflection that Pastor Menny Escobar

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.


10/08/2013 Opening Cult [1]

 1. Introduction.

The pastor began his dissertation Menny commenting that always attracted wide attention Jesus' passion for the lost.
So we have three Master's teachings that speak of the love of God, compiled by Luke in his Gospel (Chapter 15):

a. The parable of the lost coin
b. The parable of the lost sheep
c. The parable of the prodigal son, I was a lost child


When we sin, we feel bad and ashamed. We have failed him guilty conscience to God falling on those old things that we've promised many times not to do. The enemy takes advantage of this situation to try to move away permanently from the Lord. How many times in those moments of embarrassment, of being a Christian failed, have come to my those negative thoughts from the enemy? Thoughts such as "You're no good to be a Christian," "God does not love you", "God will give you back because you failed" "This if that's going to forgive you." But these are lies of the enemy.

In the three parables of "The Lost" in Luke 15, Jesus tells us that in our darkest moments when He is looking more severely but does not accept losing any of his sheep.

"Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gave his life for the sheep"

When we repent of our sins, (thanks to the work of the Holy Spirit) we receive the forgiveness of Jesus. He always is waiting with open arms and keeps for us blessings. His plans and purposes are always valid for returning to the path.

"God's purposes do not expire"

Two. The Prodigal Son

Menny Pastor made a paraphrase of the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15.3 - 7) The story goes that a father had two sons and one day the younger one got tired of living in the house of his father (ie, as to the rules established father) So, demanded his share of the inheritance and left his home and went into a far country to live a life of debauchery and pleasures, which lasted as had money. So, when he ran out of resources was alone, far from home, ruined financially to the point that he took the first job he found: Caring pigs. A job that only made the lower classes of society in that country. Poor, lonely and so hungry that even the pigs food seemed appetizing. And in that moment of profound failure, this young man became aware of what was lost when leaving the house of his father and said: "How many of my father's hired servants have food to spare, and I perish with hunger, come back with my family, I'll apologize to my dad and ask him to me working as a day laborer. "started back then.

How have felt the father? From reading the verse twenty we can deduce that this man was eager to see return to his youngest son. Probably several times a day would watch the road, hoping to see the time of return. The pastor said the call this portion of Scripture "The Parable of the Loving Father". That father was not angry, waiting to harshly punish your child! He waited for the moment to be able to welcome you again, forgive him and restore him to his position!
Let's read the passage:


"I was still away when his father saw him and had compassion on him, he ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. 21 The young man said: "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. No longer worthy to be called your son. "[C] 22 But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it for a banquet. 24 For this my son was dead, but now he's back to life, was lost and is found. "So they began to celebrate. Luke 15.20 - 24, NIV.


This parable is a picture of what happens in the spiritual realm: "God is a loving Father, who is always waiting for her lost children repent and decide to" Go home. " God is always waiting for that hug us, to cleanse us and restore us to the category of children "

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[1] Church Pastoral Staff King of Kings of Belgrano, Buenos Aires - Argentina.

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