Week 2:  Luke 19:1-9


Life Group Questions

  1. Whose name did you write on your card from last week? How are you going to intentionally reach out to them for the cause of Christ?
  2. Have you ever fest pressured to share Christ with someone and use a certain technique?
  3. Read Luke 19:1-9. How do we see Jesus connecting too and sharing with those around Him? What can we apply from our lives to this passage?
  4. With your Me to We person, would you say they feel like they belong? Or do they think they need to change before they can belong?
  5. Share with your group the different type of evangelism strategies we as Christians use and what some of the pitfalls are to them?
  6. How can you live a life of high distinction and high connection in order to serve and minister to others better?
  7. Do the people who are far from God want to be with you? Why or why not?


Sermon Notes and Scripture

Luke 19:1-9 (NIV)

1 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.