1/26 at The Gathering

Susan Spoon taught on Sunday, January 26.  The video and listening guide from that lesson, followed by the scripture, are below.

Repentance or Rebuke?

Luke 19: 1-10

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Why do you think Jesus went through Jerico when He didn’t have to?

Who are the people in today’s society who are hated and disdained because their wealth is legall but unethically acquired?

What do Zacchaeus’ actions tell you about his heart?

What does Jesus do to build a friendship with Zacchaeus?

How shocked do you think Zacchaeus was at this turn of events?

If you could sit down to a meal with anyone alive, who would it be? Why?

How is Zacchaeus transformed by meeting Jesus?

What might be some of the far-reaching effects of this transformation on both Zacchaeus and the other people in his community?

Summary Questions:

What did you feel like when you were lost?

What are some ways Jesus has changed you?

Who is someone who needs to see Jesus’ transforming power in your life?

In what ways is your life mission the same as Jesus’?


Luke 19:1-10

19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”


Published by Blake

Christ follower. Husband/father. Church mediator. Author/speaker. Bible teacher. Practicing attorney.

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