Day 4: Consider His Heart for the Lost – Praise Emphasis Week

Luke 15:1-7  Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Family Talking Point: Who can we pray about reaching for Christ? (Ask each family member to name one person.)

Consider…

  • Challenge your family not just whom to pray for, but also pray for an opportunity in the near future
  • Strategize about how to reach them with the Gospel: invite them over for dinner, invite them to a service at church, take some cookies, shovel their sidewalk. Strategize.


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