Scripture:   1Timothy (NIV) 1:15   Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance:  Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 

Observation:   For those desiring to be like Jesus it would be good to note the purpose statements Jesus made throughout the Gospels.   What Paul wrote to Timothy is the same thing Luke recorded in his gospel (Luke 19:10):  “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”   

Application:  Knowing the purpose statements of Jesus will help me better understand the life He lives in me.  Why is my attention drawn to someone who does not know Jesus as Lord and Savior?  It is because the One living in me came “to seek and to save” that person.  God is giving me the joy of sharing in His special plan.  His purpose is becoming my purpose. 

Prayer:   Lord, Help me not to miss any opportunities today to speak to someone about your great love.  Amen 

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!