Life Group Questions for Dec. 7, 2014

Luke 19:1-10
What does it mean?

1. What is the big idea of 18:35-43?

2. What does Luke tell us about Zacchaeus?

3. What picture of Zacchaeus does Luke want us to have?

4. Jesus takes the initiative with Zacchaeus and tells him, “...I must stay at your house today.”  Why did Jesus have to stay at Zacchaeus’ home?

5. What emotion did Zacchaeus experience according to Luke while hosting Jesus?  Why do you think this was important to Luke to include in the story?

6. Why were the folks grumbling about Jesus choosing to stay with Zacchaues?  Why is this data important to Luke to convey?

7. What is Zacchaeus’ response to hanging with Jesus?

8. Why do you think Luke never specifically mentions Zacchaeus’ “faith”?

9. What does Jesus mean by, “Today salvation has come to this home”?  By “he also is a son of Abraham”?

10. Why does Luke end this account with Jesus’ quote, “For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost”?

How does it apply?

1. Do you remember when you were first interested in figuring out who Jesus was?  What happened?

2. What did you do to “climb a sycamore tree”?  What steps did you take to figure out who Jesus is and what He did?

3. When you look back at your choosing to treasure Jesus, what ways do you see that Jesus “sought” you?

4. What questions do you still have about Jesus?

5. What do you think would help you see Jesus even more clearly than you do now?

6. What “sycamore trees” have you found to be most helpful in assisting you to see Jesus more fully?

7. What motivates you to continue to “climb sycamore trees” to see Jesus?