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TITLE: Why Are They Lost?
TEXT: John 3:3-8
PROPOSITION: God wants us to understand why men are lost.
KEY WORD: Types
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
Reaching the lost is important.
We are not doing it very well.
We have failed to understand the lost.
A. Who they are. B. Why they are lost.
I want to discuss two types of lost people.
I. The Lost Lost.
What saves? Faith? Repentance? Baptism? Church attendance?
Many commands for us - Communion, sing, pray, love, forgive, kindness, pure speech, control temper, etc.
Why are they lost?
JESUS GIVES TWO REASONS THE LOST ARE LOST.
- Don't accept our witness. v. 11
- Don't believe our teaching. v. 12
II. The Saved Lost.
Hebrews 3:12 "Departing from the living God."
I John 2:1-2
1. Sin in ignorance - inattention - neglect
2. Sin through weakness
John 4:17 Fail in what we know
1. Ignorant sin (27-29)
2. Presumptuous sin (30-31) "fist raised in defiance"
Psalm 19:13 presumptuous, great sin
Hebrews 10:26 If we sin willfully...
I John 1:5-7
THREE REASONS THE SAVED ARE LOST:
- Not walking in the light
- Losing faith
- Defiant - fist-raising rebellion
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