Luke / Chapter 15 / V8-10


Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.


When we do door-to-door evangelism, we sometimes find ourselves caught in certain awkward situations. When we began introducing ourselves as Christians, the person suddenly became angry and refused to carry on the conversation. On further probing, we learnt that they had had bad encounters with Christians, either having been hurt by them or having witnessed poor testimonies of Christians. They made it clear that if being a Christian meant becoming like them, they would rather not believe in Jesus...


Someone who understands the gospel and chooses only to receive Jesus on deathbed does not pray a prayer of repentance; instead, he prays a prayer out of the fear of Hell. His sole aim is to escape the judgment of Hell and does not genuinely want to repent from sins...