The Celebration of One
In the last message coming from Luke 15:1-10, we will look at "The Celebration of One". "Rejoice with me" is an interesting phrase when you study out its true meaning. The Greek word/phrase for 'rejoice with me' is 'sugchairo' or 'to sympathize in gladness'. Why would sympathy be involved with rejoicing? It's because, like was John Newton, "Once I was lost but now I'm found, t'was blind but now I see". I was lost; sadness. But now I'm found; gladness. That is 'sugchairo'. It is sadness turned to gladness because we used to be lost too. In this message, I will use the word 'sugchairo' a lot so remember what it means, 'to sympathize in gladness'.