On Mission With Jesus

AUTHOR: Tim Spanburg

Campus Pastor - Shawnee

He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. – Luke 19:1-2 ESV

Take time to reread the passage from Sunday. Review your notes. What is God bringing back to mind from His Word? Now watch and listen in as Tim adds one more nuance we wish we could have shared on Sunday.




  1. Tim Frank

    I wonder if I would think the same as your professor?

    • Tim Spanburg

      (from Tim) – great question Mary! I think the question is right and was meant to be provocative, and the tension is important. We should care about our purity of heart and not being stained by the world (i.e. James 1:27). While at the same time we recognize that Jesus attracted many in society who the “good people” didn’t hang around (i.e., tax collectors, prostitutes, sinners). There is tension in that we should embrace as people on mission with Jesus…

  2. Mary Pruitt

    Could the converse then be true–that if we’re only seen with those who make us look good, with those whose presence protects our “godly” reputation, that we are not on mission to seek and save the lost? Asking myself.

    • Tim Spanburg

      great question Mary!


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