THE LOST SHEEP

Passage: Matthew 18:10~14  

Keyverse: 12


1. Don't look down on the little ones (10)

Every person is precious to Jesus. He does not calculate about whether people are tall or short, able or not-so-able, bright or stupid. We should not look down on any of Jesus' sheep, but should learn to see them as God sees them. God has an angel assigned to watch over each one.

2. Find the lost one (11-14)

God's love is positive. He cares for lost sheep even though they are dirty, rebellious and scratched up. He loves each of us so much that he sent Jesus the Good Shepherd to find us--even at the cost of his own life. The Shepherd does not calculate saying, 'Oh well, I have 99 more sheep; one lost sheep doesn't make any difference.' Our Father is not willing that any of his little ones be lost. He leaves the 99 and goes looking for the lost one. When he finds him, he rejoices. Jesus wants us to learn his shepherd heart for the lost.


Prayer: Lord, teach me the shepherd heart of Jesus who regards every person as precious.

One Word: Each one is precious