Powered by 4 - February 20, 2012

 

For the Lost

today's reading.
Luke 19:1-27    He entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich...

the blog.
Two key points stood out to me from the account of Zacchaeus. First, that Jesus isn't just interested in "good" or "religious" people. He came for ALL. "For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost" (Luke 19:10).

The second point was how most people are open to, and interested in, talking and learning about Jesus. Now if you listen to television programs or the daily news, you'll hear otherwise. But my experience has been that people are absolutely open (and willing) to engage in a dialogue about Jesus. I get to meet a lot of people as I travel for work, and I have yet to have anyone ask or tell me to stop talking about Jesus or my faith. In fact, many times they start asking me question after question and the conversation goes on for quite a while. I know I blog about sharing Christ a lot, but I can't stress enough how important this job is. Plus, we're called to do it. 

So what did you learn from Jesus in Luke 19: 1-27 regarding witnessing? What encouragement did you draw from Zacchaeus' story about telling others about Christ? Tami W.

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