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Introduction. 

At this very moment, if your faith is in Christ alone, God is at work shaping you into the image of his Son (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18). One day, in God’s presence, you will be fully like him (1 John 3:2). Until that day of perfection, your growth in Christ-likeness won’t happen accidentally. It takes intentionality. Through this seven-week study in Luke’s Gospel, we are pursuing this together as an assembly of God’s people.

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SERIES TITLE: Becoming More Like Jesus

PART SEVEN: Seeking the Lost Like Jesus

TEXT:  Luke 19:1-10

INTRODUCTION.

At this very moment, if your faith is in Christ alone, God is at work shaping you into the image of his Son (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18). One day, in God’s presence, you will be fully like him (1 John 3:2). Until that day of perfection, your growth in Christ-likeness won’t happen accidentally. It takes intentionality. Through this seven-week study in Luke’s Gospel, we are pursuing this together as an assembly of God’s people.

DISCUSSION.

Who is the most famous person you have seen up close?

EXAMINATION. 

19:1-4

What do you think caused Zacchaeus to want to see who Jesus was?

How can you tell Zacchaeus was really motivated to see Jesus?           

19:5-7

What is remarkable about each of the reactions of the characters here?

  • Jesus to Zacchaeus
  • Zacchaeus to Jesus
  • All the people

Based upon what you see in this passage, how were the people defining “sinner”?           

19:8-10

When Zacchaeus makes his announcement, what do you believe this indicates?

In what way has “salvation come to this house”?

How does Jesus’ declaration inform us of his mission?

APPLICATION.  

  • What types of people do you honestly feel are beyond saving, and why?
  • Is there a limit to the amount of time a truly spiritual person should spend with “sinful” people? Why or why not?
  • How many lost people are you connected to in life? Name them.
  • What could you do this week to actively point them to Jesus?
  • Fact: What is a key truth that you understood from this passage?
  • React: What did you feel?
  • Act: What are you going to do?

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