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ISOLATION BY WRONG CHOICES

Luke 19:
1. And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

Key Verse:
2. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

3. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

4. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

Key Verse:
5. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

6. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

7. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

9. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

1. The ___________ of Zacchaeus.

A. Luke describes Zacchaeus. Look at verse 2.
B. Tax collectors were not popular.

2. The _____________ with Jesus.

A. Jesus "looked up." Why?
B. Jesus called out to Zacchaeus by name.

3. The __________ of Zacchaeus.

A. He welcomed Jesus, "Gladly." Look at verse 6.
B. Zacchaeus is turned from greed to grace.


THINK IT OVER
What, then, was the glorious ending to this story? Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house." (v.9) This was Jesus' mission, "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (v.10)

October 6, 2019 Sermon Outline


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KJV I Timothy 2: 15
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?

Scripture Reading
John 9:
Key Verses:
1. And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3. Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
7. And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
8. The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9. Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
10. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
11. He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
12. Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
13. They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
15. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
16. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
17. They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
18. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
19. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
20. His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
21. But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
22. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
23.Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
24. Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
25.He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
1. Suffering provokes questions.

A. People always ask questions about suffering.
B. Questions about suffering are hard to answer.

2. Suffering provides opportunities.

A. Suffering provides an opportunity for the one who is suffering to find God.
B. Suffering provides an opportunity to live for God.

3. Suffering produces benefits.

A. Suffering gives a perspective on what is really important.
B. Suffering builds character.
C. Suffering lengthens compassion.


THINK IT OVER
Bad things do happen to good people. We cannot always understand why they happen. We do know what good things can come from experiences when one's faith is in the Lord Jesus Christ.

September 22, 2019 Sermon Answers

 

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