Harbor, Pepperdine Bible Lectures

Lost on Us

May 1, 2019

David Ayres

From our hymns to our mission statements, Christians are notorious for using the word lost to describe non-Christians. The metaphor has become so overused, in fact, that it has become completely detached from its original and highly subversive meaning. Jesus used the word lost as a prophetic critique against the bigotry of religious leaders, but we’ve turned it into a mildly pejorative term for outsiders. As we reconsider this biblical metaphor, we will discover a startlingly urgent message for us today.