Glencairn MB Church
Thinking Clearly About a Change of Heart
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  • Glencairn Church
    725 Erinbrook Dr, Kitchener, ON N2E 2P8, Canada
    Sunday 10:15 AM
Going Deeper is designed for use with your small group, a friend or on you own. Its aim is to create time for you to spend with God and his word. Do as much or as little as you like. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact one of our pastoral staff.
1. Pray for the needs of your Life Group, for our church and our leaders, for personal and corporate renewal, and to allow God’s word to transform us.
2. Share a recent entry from your Life Journal with the group.
3. This Sunday, the message in the Clear Thinking series focused on a Change of Heart. What thoughts or questions did the message raise for you? Which thoughts or points encouraged you orposed a challenge to you?
4. Read Luke 19:1-10 out loud. What catches your attention, what stands out to you in this story? With whom do you, currently in your life, identify the most: the crowd, Jesus, Zacchaeus etc. and why?
5. This story was chosen to illustrate a change of heart. Discuss the change of heart you see and the change of heart that is still waiting to happen in this text.
6. Focus on :5 where Jesus invites himself to Zacchaeus home. Have you ever invited yourself into the life of another in such an overt way? Has anyone ever invited themselves into your life as Jesus does here? What personal desires do you have around sharing your life with others? In light of the loneliness in our society, and the isolation of even some within our church, how might you be inspired by this story?
7. Read Lev 6:1-5 which describes the guilt/reparation offering. What is the specified amount of repayment in case of wrongful taking of another’s property? This is what Zacchaeus owes to those from he took too much in taxes. How much does he actually commit to repay? What are your thoughts on his decision?
8. Take a moment of silence as you consider how God is speaking to you. Do you sense an invitation to something new? What concrete steps of response do you want to take? How can your group support you in these steps?