Discipleship Matters – Do You Understand that Jesus came to Seek and Save the Lost?…

Understanding the Message of the Bible:
How do you feel about being lost or found? What confusing things about life affect you at this time?

Dig into the Bible:
Luke 19:7-10,
7 But when they saw [it,] they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” 8 Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

People get lost in the woods all the time and don’t even know it. Until you know you are lost you don’t realize you need saving. Wait too long and it might be too late.

1. What do you know about this story of Zacchaeus?
2. Who was this man?
3. How did people characterize this man?
4. What made him invite Jesus to his house?
5. What did Jesus mean when He said, “salvation has come to this house”?
6. What does it mean the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost?
7. What makes someone lost in Jesus’ eyes?

Apply the Bible:
8. What would make you recognize if you are lost?
9. How do you think Jesus feels about you?
10. What would it take for you to be found?

Digging Deeper:
1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you?
2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

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Is My Cause Just?…

Read: Psalms 17; 35: 54; 63
Marked: Psalms 17:15, As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

This remarkable prayer of David reveals why he was chosen of God and why God calls him a man after His own heart.

David asked God to hear a just cause in his time of crisis. How often do I pray without consideration as to whether my cause is just in my time of crisis?

When I am troubled or slighted by another it is perfectly normal for me to consider my cause just. But is it? Have I done anything to bring trouble on myself? Am I willing to let God decide if my cause is just as David does in V2? It is easy for us to vindicate ourselves

Am I willing to be tested by God as David was (V3)? When I am in crisis how do I pray to God? Am I simply grumbling and complaining? Is my mouth transgressing?

David sought safety and security in God, not in his actions or reactions to his present crisis. It is easy for me to take matters into my own hands without due consideration to what God would have me do.

David was more concerned about being righteous before God than being right in his cause. All that mattered to him was that he would be made into the likeness of God; just, righteous, and merciful.