The texts this week are Luke 19:1-10 and Matthew 20:20-28, in which Jesus tells us why he came: to seek, to save, to serve and to ransom. Our worship theme will be “Ransomed,” and our visual theme will be sycamore fig trees – because that’s where Zacchaeus was when Jesus came to seek him.
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No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus
Luke 15:1-7 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 4“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Matthew 20:25-28 But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 26It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, 28even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Arise My Soul Arise