Spiritually Dead (Lost)

STAGES OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY

We are glad you have come to this section of coach the Bible. It is hard to use a metaphor of life and growth to maturity and then include a section describing someone who is dead. Maybe another metaphor would be helpful as we look at the Bible and see what is in the words of Jesus. He looks at life with people in multiple ways and uses many metaphors. He was famous for his parables to describe life situations.

This reminds me of a time when my dad told me about a farmer who was working in his field one day.

He noticed man coming down the driveway and stepped out to talk with the man. Unknown to the old farmer, the man had a bad case of amnesia. The farmer approached the man with a wiling heart to help him on his way. He asked three questions:

The first was normal curiosity. The farmer said,  “ Where you coming from?”   The man answered  “I don’t know.”

Then the farmer asked,  “Where are you going?”   The man answered the same “I don’t know.”

Finally asked the farmer,  ”Who are you?”   The man answered the same, “I don’t know.”

The farmer told the man,  “ Man, you are LOST!”

How we answer these questions clarifies from the Bible whether we are LOST or FOUND.

What is the rest of the story?

The farmer cares about the stranger and wants to help so he invites the fellow up to the farmhouse where his wife is fixing lunch. They eat together and through conversation they begin to get a picture of the man’s history. From some of the comments, it reminds the farmer of where on the map this man may be from. So he brings out a map and they begin to discuss things that make sense to the man. Over dessert, he begins to see things more clearly and he sees where he is from, he remembers who he is and then where he needs to go. He is no longer lost.

That is the heartbeat of this section of the website.

Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost.

John 3:16 says in the Bible. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him (found) should not perish  (lost) but have everlasting life. (found).

Watch the video below and see if you relate to Allyn’s story…



Hear Allyn Donaugh’s story of how she moved from feeling lost, confused and discouraged to finding Christ and discovering how He brought new life and hope.  A beautiful story of God’s unending love, grace and mercy.

EXPLORE…

Explore the statements below to assess your understanding of being “lost” according to the Bible.

1.  I understand what the Bible says about the human condition.  [Romans 3:19-24]
How do you evaluate the moral character of people currently?  How about yourself?

2.  I have a clear picture of what Jesus describes as the gospel of the Kingdom.  [I Corinthians 15:1-11]
What is your present concept when you think of a kingdom?  What is God’s Kingdom?

3.  When the Bible describes Sin, I know what that means.  [Isaiah 59:1-3]
What makes us feel guilty when we know we have done something wrong? What makes that sin?

4.  When the Bible says that “the wages of sin is death” I completely get it.  [Romans 6:23]
Why do you think that sin is such a big thing in the Bible? How is what God wants the opposite of sin?

5.  I know how good deeds will affect my future with God.  [Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5]
What are your feelings about the good things you have done in your life? What is your legacy?

6.  I understand that Jesus came to seek and save the lost.  [Luke 19:10]
How do you feel about being lost or found? What confusing things about life affect you at this time?

7.  I understand personally how much God loves me.  [Hebrews 9:27]
How do you respond when you hear that God loves you?  How important is love in your life?

8.  I understand what the Bible says about who Jesus is.  [John 1:1-14]
What have you done to ask the question “Who is Jesus?”  What can you do deepen that search?

9.  I know what Jesus meant when he said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”  [John 14:1-6]
What questions do you have about Jesus being the only way? How do his words impact you?

10.  I know why Jesus invited his disciples to “Come and See.”  [John 1:29-39]
What is it about God and Jesus that you would like to come and see? How can you continue this search?

11.  I understand what “repentance” means?  [Acts 20:21-22]
What would you like to see changed in your life direction? What can you do to make that change?

12.  I know what steps it takes to increase in faith.  [Romans 10:9-10]
How would you describe your definition of faith?  What do you feel like you trust the most in your life?

13.  I understand what it means to follow Jesus.  [Matthew 4:19, Luke 9:23]
What has been your experience in encountering Jesus? What has he invited you to do?

14.  I understand and know what it means to be born again.  [John 3:1-16]
How has the statement “being born again” impacted you? What are the implications of that statement?

15.  I understand what Jesus taught his disciples about final judgment?  [Matthew 13:24-30]
How do feel about the concept of final judgment in our lives? What is your response to that possibility?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO UNDERSTAND MORE CLEARLY THE MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE?

CHECK THE FOLLOWING BIBLE PROJECT VIDEOS AND OTHER RESOURCES

They will help you understand more clearly what the Bible says about Creation, the Fall, Redemption and RESTORATION. There are questions under each video to help you process these ideas. It is always good to have someone with you in these discussions and processing.

WATCH VIDEO: “IN THE BEGINNING” – GOSPELPROJECT.COM

WATCH VIDEO: “IMAGE OF GOD” – BIBLEPROJECT.COM

WATCH VIDEO: “TREE OF LIFE” – YOUTUBE.COM

WATCH VIDEO: “KHATA – SIN” – YOUTUBE.COM

WATCH VIDEO: “ATONEMENT” – BIBLEPROJECT.COM

WATCH VIDEO: “GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM” – BIBLEPROJECT.COM

WATCH VIDEO: “RESTORATION” – BIBLEPROJECT.COM

WATCH VIDEO: “THE BRIDGE” – YOUTUBE.COM

If you have a GENUINE curiosity and would like to know more, feel free to CONTACT US on our web form or continue on this page.

RESOURCES

READ BOOK:  Opening The Door – Excellent book on knowing more about Jesus.

PRAYER TO RECEIVE CHRIST

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.

John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God


If you prayed this prayer and meant it in your heart then take the next step to be a Spiritual Infant.