Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lost Sheep

We all know the parable of the lost sheep.. there is something that we all need to remember in it, which is mentioned in Luke 15:7 ....... there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. But often, we ignore the lost one to keep the ninety nine happy. Seen this over and over in chat rooms. When someone is mad at God or at the believers we are too quick to kick them out, so that the comfort zone of the "Christians" are not disturbed. At least for a moment we need to step back and see why they are mad and help them sort it out so they too will be able to love God. I know the trouble makers  need to be dealt with

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

When we minister to others we should always do it in love, as one of the quote in FB rightly pointed out...The pulpit is NOT for beating the sheep, it's for feeding the sheep. ~Gospel 101

1 comment:

  1. Now there is something new to ponder about this..... How will a wolf in sheep's clothing get handled? What would Jesus do about it? I think he will certainly kick them out of the herd. If so. does He get concerned about people who thinks He is kicking a sheep? Will He try to satisfy everybody before or after doing it?