Connections that Count | February 25, 2021
3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
1. Why is repentance so important to Jesus?
2. Think about the last time you came to God with an honest confession of your own sin – how do you like Jesus saw that moment of repentance?
Take some time in your Journal to write out a list of your sins that you desire forgiveness. After you have done that – write in big red letters over the top of all that you have written – You Are Forgiven by the Blood of Jesus!
Lord Jesus, thank you for always meeting us with love and grace as we confess the sin that we have done and left undone. We know that you rejoice when we come with humility to meet you for the pardon that you’ve already given. Prepare us for Easter Sunday as we remember the hardness of Thursday and Friday and Saturday of Easter week. Our lives are changed because of your sacrifice for our sin. Lord we are grateful, and we ask these things in your name. Amen
Lauren Daigle – “You Say”
Crowder “Come as you are”