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.
If you desire to pray further, you may use this prayer as a model, and expand upon the idea found in each individual line by praying that it would be realized in specific ways in your world and context.


And he said to them, “When you pray, say: 
                  “Father, hallowed be your name. 
                  Your kingdom come. 
                  Give us each day our daily bread, 
                  and forgive us our sins, 
                 for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. 
                 And lead us not into temptation.”
Luke 11:2–4 (ESV)


After listening to Sunday’s sermon, you may have lingering questions or ideas. Part of walking with Jesus means that we walk with others who follow Jesus, and it is often beneficial to sort through these lingering thoughts together. The following questions have been designed to help you more deeply consider what Sunday’s message may mean for your life with God, with other believers, and with your neighbors.



Conversation Starters
    1. What challenged you about this week?
    2. 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.
    3. 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?
    4. 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)?



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