Bread Sharing: Lost People Matter to God

I will be honest, I have never been a part of a church with as many things lost as First Church. I am sure it is because of the size of our facility and all the activities and ministries we host, but weekly we are contacted by someone telling us they have misplaced something at the church. Whether it is a Bible or a folder of one of our members or a cell phone or a backpack of one of our Friday Night Alive congregants it seems like something is always lost around our church.

And it's easy to get lost, in the fullest sense of that word. We lose our way so often. We get lost in our jobs, lost in the busyness of life, lost in the turmoil of political debates, lost in our family's affairs, even lost in our faith. But God has a lost and found department. It's active and engaging. We find the rules of this lost and found department in the 15th chapter of Luke. In this important chapter we find the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost (prodigal) son. In these parables, and throughout the Bible, we see God seeking out the lost. Why? Because lost people matter to God.

This is the beginning of a new series on sharing our faith. Throughout this series we will learn about God's values in reaching the lost, some practical lessons in reaching the lost, and some specific steps First Church must take as we reach out to the lost. This series will be an extremely important period at First Church. I pray you will join us as we seek to share the Bread of Christ with the world.

I urge you to join us at OKC First United Methodist Church at 10:45 as we learn how to live a new way—as people who are defined by generosity and who experience true joy.

First Church