Why lost

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Why are some many in the world lost? What makes a person lost? What about the saved? Can the saved be lost?

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Why lost

  1. 1. Why are the lost - lost?
  2. 2. Let's talk about the lost   Physical – lost in the woods, turned down the wrong street, child separated from parents in a store Have you ever been lost?
  3. 3. Let's talk about the lost    Spiritual – away from God, without hope Ephesians 2:12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. This verse is a definition of what it means to be spiritually lost.
  4. 4. Reaching the lost - Important  Great Comission commands this  Examples of early Christians teach this  BUT – We are not doing it very well  We have failed to understand the lost    Who is lost? Why are they lost? Two types of lost people in our world:
  5. 5. The Lost – Lost  What saves us?    Baptism – 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 22:16; Acts 2:38 Obey the commands of Christ The problem we have is:  We are not convinced that they are lost  We are not sure they want to be saved
  6. 6. John 3:11-12  11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
  7. 7. The Lost – Lost  TWO REASONS THE LOST ARE LOST 1 – They don't accept the witness of Jesus – v. 11
  8. 8. The Lost – Lost  TWO REASONS THE LOST ARE LOST 1 – They don't accept the witness of Jesus – v. 11 2 – They do not believe our teaching – v. 12
  9. 9. The Saved – Lost   Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 1 John 2:1-2 1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
  10. 10. The Saved – Lost  Numbers 15:27-29 27 'And if a person sins unintentionally, then he shall bring a female goat in its first year as a sin offering. 28 So the priest shall make atonement for the person who sins unintentionally, when he sins unintentionally before the Lord, to make atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him. 29 You shall have one law for him who sins unintentionally, for him who is native-born among the children of Israel and for the stranger who dwells among them.
  11. 11. The Saved – Lost  Numbers 15:30-31 30 'But the person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach on the Lord, and he shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has despised the word of the Lord, and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt shall be upon him.' "  Ignorant, unintentional sin – 27-29  Presumptous, willful sin – 30-31
  12. 12. The Saved – Lost   Psalm 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression. Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
  13. 13. The Saved – Lost  1 John 1:5-7 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
  14. 14. The Saved – Lost  THREE REASONS THERE ARE SAVED PEOPLE WHO ARE LOST 1 – Not walking in the light
  15. 15. The Saved – Lost  THREE REASONS THERE ARE SAVED PEOPLE WHO ARE LOST 1 – Not walking in the light 2 – Losing faith
  16. 16. The Saved – Lost  THREE REASONS THERE ARE SAVED PEOPLE WHO ARE LOST 1 – Not walking in the light 2 – Losing faith 3 – Defiant – rebellious
  17. 17. Are you lost? Are you among the lost – lost?  Are you among the saved – lost?  There is a way out of this spiritual wilderness. 
  18. 18. Are you lost? There is hope. There is a way to safety.  John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

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