10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued our series on Jesus’ healings. Our text was Luke 19:1-10.

“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.’ So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully.”

1) Who received the healing?

Zacchaeus received salvation but he was not the only one to be healed.

Bill said that Zacchaeus may have simply wanted to see Jesus. If Jesus had walked by Zacchaeus would not have been surprised, however, Jesus didn’t walk by — He called to Zacchaeus.

Jack noted that Zacchaeus was a Jew and a tax collector. Other Jews saw him as a traitor. They believed Zacchaeus was the last person who deserved Jesus attention let alone salvation.

Jesus tells the crowd “Today salvation has come to this house…” This is a ‘teachable moment.’ Salvation does not come because of who your parents are or you good works. Salvation is based on what you believe about Christ.

Julie noted that Zacchaeus’ good works came after he was saved. One hour before giving away so much money would have seemed crazy. Once saved repentance and generosity come as naturally as drawing breath.

Next week Luke 18:35-43. Consider the following questions:

1) Why wouldn’t the man stop crying to Jesus and why did the crowd try to silence him?

2) Why does Jesus ask ‘What do you want me to do for you’?

3) What response does the man make to the healing?

See you Sunday.

John

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