Message Title: The Testimony of Zacchaeus
What is the story of Zacchaeus?
- He wasn’t very
- He was a chief tax collector.
- His name means “pure one”.
- He chose money to be the most important thing in his life.
What was his testimony?
- Money and power doesn’t satisfy.
- Jesus saved me from a life of regret to eternal life.
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s Message:
Getting to Know You:
What occupation would you least like to do?
Looking back on last Sunday’s message and your notes, what was the most memorable part for you?
- Have everyone in your group read one verse of Luke 18:35-19:10 out loud. What do these verses teach us about the person of Jesus?
- What was one thing you learned about Zacchaeus from last Sunday that you didn’t know before?
- At one point in Zacchaeus’ life, he chose to forsake everything (family, his people, the God of his people, and his country) for the sake of becoming rich. Who do you think of today that most resembles having this attitude in their life? What things would you say are more important in life than the acquisition of wealth and why?
- What do you think Jesus and Zacchaeus talked about over lunch that day that totally changed his life?
- What do you think motivated Zacchaeus to make restitution to those he had cheated?
- Read Matthew 6:24. What do you think this verse means? As a follower of Jesus, what do you think is the proper way to approach money and wealth? What do you think we should look out for?
- Read Luke 19:9-10. In what ways would you say Zacchaeus was lost? How do these verses apply to your life story with Jesus?
Taking it Home:
What is one thing you can apply to your life from this message and how can this group remember you in prayer this week?
Please pray that this message series will impact people’s lives, especially as each person is processing and thinking through their own testimony of Jesus and how they can be sharing it with others.