0509 – The Father’s Heart for the Lost 天父对失丧者的爱

Romans 10:14-15 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who [b]preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

The Gospel is not good news to those who don’t get to hear it. In other words, the unpreached Gospel is no Gospel at all. When the Holy Spirit prompts and leads us to share the gospel with someone, we need to be humble and obedient enough to respond. The nearer we get to God and the more intimately we know Him, the more likely that we are to catch and not miss His heart for the lost.

Luke 15:4-5 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

These verses capture our heavenly Father’s heart for the lost. He would leave the ninety-nine to go after the one which is lost until He finds it, and He does not want anyone to perish but for all to come to repentance. This is why He sent His only Son, Jesus, so that the world might be saved through Him.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

While Jesus was on earth, He had an urgency to preach the Gospel, and in His last words, He sent all of us to do the same. May we all catch the Father’s heart for the lost and preach the Gospel with the same urgency that Jesus did.

Sermon Series: Evangelism


罗马书 10:14-15 然而人未曾信他,怎能求他呢?未曾听见他,怎能信他呢?没有传道的,怎能听见呢?若没有奉差遣,怎能传道呢?如经上所记:“ 报福音传喜信的人,他们的脚踪何等佳美!”

对那些未曾听闻福音的人来说, 那不是好消息。换句话说,未被传讲的福音根本就不是福音。当圣灵感动并引导我们去与他人分享福音时,我们需要怀着谦卑和顺从的心来回应。我们越亲近神 并更深切地认识祂,我们就越有可能捕捉到且不会错过神对失丧之人的心意。

路加福音15:4-5 “你们中间谁有一百只羊,失去一只,不把这九十九只撇在旷野,去找那失去的羊直到找着呢?找着了,就欢欢喜喜的扛在肩上,回到家里。

彼得后书 3:9 主所应许的尚未成就,有人以为他是耽延,其实不是耽延,乃是宽容你们,不愿有一人沉沦,乃愿人人都悔改。

约翰福音 3:16-17 神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,不至灭亡,反得永生。因为神差他的儿子降世,不是要定世人的罪〔或作 “审判世人” 下同〕,乃是要叫世人因他得救。

这些经节捕捉到了我们的天父对失丧者的心意。祂把九十九只撇下,去找那失去的羊直到找着,祂不愿有一人沉沦,乃愿人人都悔改。这是神之所以差祂的独生子, 耶稣,为要叫世人因祂得救。

马太福音 28: 18-20 耶稣进前来,对他们说:“ 天上地下所有的权柄,都赐给我了。
所以你们要去,使万民作我的门徒,奉父子圣灵的名,给他们施洗〔或作 “给他们施洗归于父子圣灵的名”〕。 凡我所吩咐你们的,都教训他们遵守,我就常与你们同在,直到世界的末了。” 阿门。

耶稣在世的时候,祂对传福音感到迫切,在祂最后的遗言里,祂差遣我们做同样的事。愿我们能领会到 天父对失丧者的心意,并像耶稣那样迫切的传福音。