No cost is too high for the lost - June 2021

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on June 08, 2021

"No Cost is Too High for the Lost." I recorded this 3 minute introduction to our readings last year. 
 
No cost is too high for the lost. That was Jesus’ message in our New Testament Lesson (Luke 14:25-15:10). In the parables of the lost coin and lost sheep, Jesus revealed God’s perspective: There is no cost too high for the lost. God the Father would give his Son to save the lost.
 
In our Old Testament lesson, King David is completing his preparations for the temple. “No cost is too high for the lost.” He had been lost, and so there is no cost too high to express his thanks to God. Read about his extravagant gifts in 1 Chronicles 28-29.
 
Jesus also challenges us: Do you believe that “No cost is too high for the lost”? You and I were lost too. In the first part of the New Testament lesson, Jesus is asking us: “Are you willing to pay the cost of being a disciple?"  (Read Luke 14:25-35.)

Prayer: Lord Jesus, when the devil wants to cast me into the depths of despair because of the sins and failures of the past, bring me back to the parables of the lost coin and lost sheep. Rather than lead me to despair, let those remembered sins lead me to a greater appreciation of your love for the lost like me. For you, "no cost is too high for the lost" me. Then, Lord, let those remembered sins and your great love strengthen me to bear the cost of being your disciple. Whatever sacrifice you call upon me to make, whatever challenges I must face as your disciple, give me the strength to bear the cost. For me, "no cost is too high for the lost." Amen.

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