Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Lost – not able to find the right way or the place intended; bewildered as to the place, direction, etc.
1. A lost man doesn’t know where he is.
2. A lost man may have a desired destination in mind.
3. Even though a lost man has a desired destination, he doesn’t know how to get there.
4. A lost man may be convinced he is on the right road to reach his desired destination.
5. It’s possible to be lost and not know it.
6. It’s next to impossible for a lost man to find his desired destination without outside help.
7. Before a man will listen to directions, he must admit he is lost.
8. Our first responsibility is to search until we find a lost person.
9. Our second responsibility is to convince him he is lost.
10. Our third responsibility is to explain God’s directions to the right destination–Heaven.
11. Our fourth responsibility is to give him the opportunity to receive the ONE and ONLY way to the right destination–Heaven. Jesus is the only way.
John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
12. Once the lost person has received THE WAY (Christ), ask him if he is ashamed that now he is lost no more? Ask him to come to church with you tomorrow so that you can tell the people that he was once lost, but now is found. (Get a commitment from him to come to church. Offer to pick him up.)
Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:10, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
13. Before leaving the area where you found a lost person, it’s a good idea to look for other lost people.