to the lost and found alike

to lost and found alikeI train and coach disciple makers to help lost people discover and respond to God by showing them how to read the Bible for themselves.

This is because the Bible was written to all people, lost and found alike!

Here are three types of people that the Bible was written to:

1. People who do not yet believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God

Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:30-31

2. People who need to be sure of what they have been taught

With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

Luke 1:3-4

3. People who serve God to be completely equipped for every good work

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Your turn:

  1. What do you think about the assumption that the lost can understand the Bible because it was written to them?
  2. What are the benefits of helping lost people discover and respond to God by showing them how to read the Bible for themselves?
  3. What is your responsibility to lost people who are reading the Bible for themselves?

Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!

2 thoughts on “to the lost and found alike

  1. Lost people with a “seeker” heart can supernaturally taken to scripture that speaks directly to them. However, not having that heart is another story and most often leads to a dead end. I can help the process by lovingly coaching them to important scripture and answering their questions.

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    1. Thanks, Roger, for highlighting the importance of the heart and desire of the reader, and the work of the Holy Spirit – two variables that seem to apply to each of the three audiences identified in the post. I also like your example of being a guide – helping seekers know where in the Bible to find answers and insights!

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