Seek & Save

The Mission of Jesus as revealed in the Gospel of Luke

This sermon series takes its title from a familiar story in the book of Luke about a man named Zaccheus. After a personal encounter with Jesus, Zaccheus expressed his regret over his former way of life and vowed to make restitution. Jesus responded with what became the theme of Luke’s gospel: “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). Luke portrayed Jesus as God’s best possible Man, who offers salvation to all humanity—Jew and Gentile alike. The beauty of Luke’s portrayal of Jesus has profound implications for our relationship with God as well. Jesus walks through Luke’s gospel illustrating His deep and abiding care for people, regardless of what they have done or their status in society. Do you believe that God loves you no matter what you’ve done? The fact that the eternal Son of God condescended to lower Himself, take on human flesh, make Himself subject to human limitations, and seek out His people in bodily form shows us clearly how much God cares for us and, in turn, how we are to care for others.