Passage: Luke 19:1-10
Landmarks help you know where you are going, where a crossroad forces you into a decision: which direction do I go? But here’s what you need to know: Jesus is a crossroads; not a landmark.
- When you are presented with Jesus you have to make a decision--which direction will my life take from here? How have you answered that question?
- Why does Zaccheaus show up to see Jesus? Is he curious? Is he unhappy? Is he dissatisfied with life? Is he at the end of his rope? What are your thoughts?
- By inviting himself to Zacchaeus’ house, Jesus is hitching his wagon to this sinner. To enter into someone’s home; to dine with them; to hang with them was to participate in their life. How has Jesus invited himself to your house? When he got there, did you show him every room or try to keep things from him?
- Zacchaeus was not saved because he promised to do good works; on the contrary, his salvation and understanding the grace and love of Jesus is what gave him the desire to do good works. How has Christ come into your life given you the desire to do good works?
- “Putting your faith in Christ means that you utterly renounce any other hope of being counted righteous before God.” What has your surrender looked like?