Joining Others Around God’s Word
Written By Christ Community Staff
Take a moment to recite the Lord’s prayer, either quietly or out loud.
- What challenged you about theFormed.life this week?
- Luke 19:2 tells us that Zacchaeus was a ‘chief tax collector and was rich.’ Zacchaeus was most likely infamous: well known but not for any positive reasons. Brainstorm who you would consider a “Zacchaeus” today.
- People grumbled that Jesus chose to stay with Zacchaeus (Luke 19:7). What does this tell us about Jesus’ disposition and attitude, even toward those who oppress others?
- If we are seeking to become like Jesus, in what ways does this confront our comfort with a “Zacchaeus” of today? What does it look like to accept the public stigma that comes with befriending sinners (see Isaiah 53:3)?
Take a minute and read Paul’s instructions in Ephesians 5:15-6:4 to households. What stands out to you?
MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD – Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” | Luke 21:1-4
If we cannot honor and serve our own family, what hope do we have of honoring our boss? Our church family? Our neighbor? God Himself?