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Jesus in Jericho | Luke 19:1-10

Have you ever considered the link between pride and sin? In the most recent installment of our sermon series Never Be the Same, John Elmore shows us an example of one man who abandoned his pride and found Jesus.

John ElmoreJun 27, 2021

In This Series (5)
Jesus in Jericho | Luke 19:1-10
John ElmoreJun 27, 2021
The Cure for Sin
David MarvinJun 20, 2021
Living a Meaningful Story | Mark 2:13-17
David PenuelJun 13, 2021
Finding Satisfaction for Your Soul | John 4:4-34
David MarvinJun 6, 2021
Show Your Wounds to Share Your Savior
John ElmoreMay 30, 2021

Summary

Have you ever considered the link between pride and sin? In the most recent installment of our sermon series Never Be the Same, John Elmore shows us an example of one man who abandoned his pride and found Jesus.

Key Takeaways

  • The story of Zacchaeus is about a God who comes to seek and save the lost, who intercepts our reality and changes everything.
  • We tend to get stuck in deep ruts of our own sin, loving what we are doing more than God’s truth.
  • Pride will keep you from Jesus.
  • We can be either pride-like or child-like.
  • You can know about Jesus and not know Jesus. Knowing Jesus leads to repentance.
  • God sees us dead in our sin and still moves towards us.
  • Just as Jesus “must” stay at Zacchaeus’ house, God sets His “must” upon us.
  • While Jesus has saved us eternally, we should still maintain a posture of child-like humility every day.
  • Sin destroys; it’s a bomb that goes off and affects relationships.
  • Salvation leads to sanctification, which ultimately results in glorification.
  • Pride is spiritual stagnancy.
  • If you know Christ, there should be evidence of repentance (Matthew 3:8). Jesus does the work of killing sin and repentance leads to amends.
  • Zacchaeus wasn’t saved because he changed. He changed because he was saved.
  • God doesn’t call us sinners. He calls us saints, which is how He sees us.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • What ruts of sin do you tend to get stuck in?
  • Where do you land on the continuum of pride-like to child-like? How can you move towards a more child-like faith?
  • Is there currently any sin you need to repent from, or anyone whose forgiveness do you need to seek? If so, have your community group or other believers around you hold you accountable to faithfulness in these areas.

Other Mentioned or Recommended Resources

  • Suggested Scripture study: John 17:17, Joshua 6:26, 1 Kings 16:34, Luke 18:17, Romans 5:8, Psalm 40, Colossians 2, 2 Corinthians 5, Luke 18:11-12, Matthew 3:8, Exodus 22:1
  • Sermon: Jesus and Zacchaeus