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Lost and Found 10: The Fellowship of the Found

We begun in Study one answering the question WHO IS JESUS? Who is he? He’s the one who comes to seek and save the lost in fulfilment of Isaiah 61.

In this final passage from Luke we see that Jesus again fulfils an Old Testament Bible passage. Which one? All of them!! The “Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms” is just another way of saying the whole of the Old Testament.

2 Corinthians 1:20 says that “no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.”

All of God’s promises and purposes are summed up in Jesus.

Life is all about Jesus.

And in Luke 24:36-49 Jesus (who is physically risen and eating) helps the disciples to understand that everything that happened to him was done according to the scriptures. He suffered, he died, he rose again, and now repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name.

Life is all about Jesus.

We were made by Jesus and for Jesus.

We were saved by Jesus and for Jesus.

Being a Christian is all about Jesus. It’s not about religion. It’s not about doing stuff. It’s about Jesus. Trusting Jesus. Believing Jesus. Loving Jesus. Suffering for Jesus. Delighting in Jesus. Proclaiming Jesus. Praying to Jesus. Worshipping Jesus. Living for Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.

When the lost are found by Jesus. Life is no longer about living in darkness. Life is about living in the light of Jesus. Living differently because of what Jesus has done.

What will it mean to now live as one who as been found?
What will it mean to be part of the fellowship of the found?

The rest of the New Testament is about what it means to gather as part of the fellowship of Jesus. In Luke’s second volume, The ACTS of the Apostles, he gives some insights on what it meant for the early church to live the new life.

Have a read of Acts 2:42-47 & Acts 4:32-37 and see something of the radical changes in the lives of the first followers of Jesus: The Fellowship of the Found.

Are you found?
What’s stopping you from coming to Jesus to be found?
Part 10 of Lost and Found. I'm writing a series of talks and studies on Lost and Found. These aren't talks or studies... just some thinking. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

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