Luke: Dies Your Heart Need Healing?
Wk 14: Are You Saved, Really?
March 5 2023
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
No indication how much time passes between verse 7 and 8.
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
The phrase, “I must” in verse 5 is the same phrase used in John 4:4 “Now He had to go through Samaria.”
Like the encounter with the Samaritan Woman in John 4 was a divine appointment,
so is Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus in Luke 19.
Jesus has a habit of reaching out to the most __________and ___________people.
What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
This righteousness is given through _________ in Jesus Christ to all who _____________.
Transformative faith is ___ ___________________.
How Do You Know You Are Saved, Really?
Know that you are lost
10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
In this context this work means to destroy, abolish, ruin…
What or Whom are Living Under the Influence Of….?
“If you own something that you can’t give away, then you don’t own it, it owns you.
Is there anything in your life, a person a thing, a hobby, that if you lost it would lead you to turn away from Jesus?
Are you Obedient or Compliant?
Compliant- Doing the required Minimum
Obedient- Doing what it take to accomplish God’s mission and will
Are you a result of your own effort? Or are you a miracle?