StoneBridge Community Church
Journey to Jerusalem: "Zacchaeus Stood" - Luke 19:1-10
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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The Text in Context

"So, not only does Jesus give Zacchaeus a clear assurance of salvation, but Jesus also gives a clear declaration of..."  Click link to read more.

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SERMON OUTLINE:

1. I Don't Belong Here.

2. Zacchaeus

3. The Crowd

4. Jesus

5. Zacchaeus' Surprise

6. Son of Abraham
NEXT STEPS:

1. Think of a time when you were accepted.

2. Imagine how Zacchaeus felt in Luke 19, knowing Jesus accepted him.

3. Pray that God would provide an opportunity for you to extend that acceptance to someone else.
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. When is a time that you felt like you didn't belong somewhere?

2. Due to his profession and reputation, Zacchaeus was a social outsider. How does Jesus' decision to dine with him challenge social norms and convey a message of inclusivity and compassion? What implications does this have for how we interact with social outsiders? Who are our social outsiders?

3. Zacchaeus' response to Jesus includes a commitment to restitution and generosity towards those he may have wronged. What does this say about Zacchaeus' character? How does his character run counter to the crowd's expectations of him?

4. Zacchaeus' story illustrates Jesus' mission to seek and save the lost. How does this narrative challenge us to broaden our understanding of evangelism and outreach? What steps can we take to reach out to those who are pushed to the side in our society?

5. At the end of this passage, Zacchaeus stands in the midst of the crowd. Though he was on the outside, Jesus has now brought him to the center. Jesus then refers to him as a "son of Abraham." In other words, Jesus accepts and affirms Zacchaeus, when the crowd wouldn't. How can you model Jesus' acceptance in your own life?

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