(Lk. 8:27-29, 34)It's my understanding that a person may become demon possessedby dabbling in the occult, doing drugs, or becoming a slave to serioussin. This man was so completely gone that he had no power withinhim to repent or even ask for help. Jesus saved him.4. A person who has died without knowing Christ.
While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. "Your daughter is dead," he said. "Don't bother the teacher any more." But he took her by the hand and said,"My child, get up!" Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up.
(Lk.8:49, 54-55)For much of the Christian world, dying without knowing Christ is theunforgivable sin. But death is no barrier to the Lord's saving power.Although this is a true account, it's also a parable about what God cando. He can and will save anyone in any situation.5. Someone who is lost but cannot find his own way back.
Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doeshe not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on hisshoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighborstogether and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons whodo not need to repent.
(Lk. 15:4-7) The sheep knew he was lost but was unable to find his way back. Theshepherd searches for the sheep until he finds it.6. Someone who does not know and does not care that he is lost.
Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the sameway, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God