Daily Scripture Prayers of Thanksgiving, Part 24

Jesus was sent for the purpose of preaching the good news of the kingdom of God. (Luke 4:43)

Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses, and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So He replied to the messengers sent from John the Baptist, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. And blessed is he who does not fall away on account of Me.” (Luke 7:21-23)

The Lord gave the knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God to His disciples, but to others He spoke in parables, that “seeing they may not see and hearing they may not understand.” (Luke 8:10)

I do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to me, but I rejoice that my name is written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)

Concerning the lost, Jesus said, “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes into his house, he calls his friends and neighbors together and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:4-7, 10)

The Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)