03.06 Small Group Discussion

nofilter - Zacchaeus

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
  • Have you ever met someone that completely changed your life? What was that like?

Read Luke 19:1-10.

  • Why did Zacchaeus change?
  • The crowd saw Zacchaeus as a sinner, but Jesus saw him as a son of Abraham. What are some of the filters that keep us from seeing people as sons and daughters of God?
  • Why do we expect people to change before they decide to follow Christ?
  • How does the Church do at allowing and assisting others to change after they’ve decided to follow Christ? How can the Church improve?
  • In your interactions with non-Christians, do you typically push for change before they’ve actually committed to following God? Why or why not?
  • Can we change people the way Jesus did? Why or why not?
  • The love of Jesus accepts people as they are, but doesn’t let them stay that way. How does the idea impact your interactions with people?

Prayer: Pray that we are full of love and patience to help people find their way to God so that they can be changed by the Holy Spirit.

Posted on March 7, 2016 .