CONNECTING PEOPLE TO JESUS FOR LIFE

A man fell into a sinkhole and yelled, “Help! Is anybody up there?” The answer not only saved him and changed his life, but changed the lives of others who fall into sinkholes.

Notes And Next Steps

Luke 15:1-7  + Part 1 of the series “Starting Point For Our Mission Ahead"

Home Depot is on their mission. They connect people to life’s needs.

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (Luke 15:2)

“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?” (Luke 15:4)

Here is Jesus’ mission statement: “to seek and save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)
1. Jesus doesn’t wait for you to come to him.
2. Jesus doesn’t expect you to accumulate all kinds of good work to make up for your sins.

Here is the mission Jesus gave to his disciples: “go and make disciples.” (Matthew 28:19)

“When he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’” (Luke 15:5,6)

CrossLife Church mission statement: We are here to connect people to Jesus and to help believers live a more fulfilling life.

 

CROSSTALK

 

                        1. What are the colors of the CrossLife Church and Christian academy logos?
                          A. Blue and Green
                          B. Purple and Tan
                          C. Dark blue, light blue, dark green and light green
                          D. Churches shouldn’t have logos because that’s too much like a business
                        2. Too much like a business? Read Exodus 18:21-23; Mark 1:38; Mark 4:13,14; Luke 5:1-3; Acts 6:2-4.
                        3. This is who we are. Green. Blue. Vertical. Horizontal. Twist. Up, with, up, with, up …
                        4. Compare a veteran Christian and CrossLife family member to a first-time guest who is hesitant about Christianity but looking for help. Both attend on the same Sunday. What is each thinking or feeling differently about the following?
                          A. Checking the website before attending
                          B. Understanding our mask policy
                          C. Parking
                          D. What to do immediately when entering
                          E. Where to sit
                          F. Children
                          G. Friendliness of people
                          H. The purpose of singing
                          I. The purpose of the message
                          J. What happens after the service
                        5. Write down three names of Friends Who Need Jesus. What is your mission between now and Easter Sunday?