READ Luke 19:1-10
What do you most resonate with in this passage? What do you most resist in this passage?
How does Jesus define his purpose in coming to Earth in this story? Earlier in the book of Luke, how is Jesus' mission is defined? (see Luke 4:18) How does the story illustrate that Jesus is "on mission" in both of these respects?
This and last week, we've been looking at the spiritual Fruit of Goodness, as "setting things to right." Last week we saw Jesus set things to right for the demoniac. Where do we see things set to right in this story (hint: this is slightly a trick question)?
What do you learn about Goodness through this story? Where do you see this type of Goodness flowing forth from the Body of Christ as members dwell in the Spirit?
What do you learn about God through the process of reading and reflecting on your reaction to these verses? What do you learn about yourself?
What do you learn about your role in community through reflecting on this story as it may intersect with your own life?