The Exchange Rate
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Today’s Bible Verses: Luke 19:1-10, 2 Corinthians 5:13-21, Acts 20:35, Hebrews 12:2
-Everything we have is NOT everything we are.
-Zacchaeus was not COMMANDED to give... he was inspired by a CAUSE.
-There are two groups of people in this world: LOST & FOUND.
-INVEST in the local church and IMPACT the world.
→ You can give to GET.
→ You can give in GUILT.
→ OR... You can GIVE so that others can have what has been GIVEN to you.
Keep the Discussion Going
In the message it was said that, “wants win.” When we really want something then we will find a way to get what we want. What is an example in your life of something you don’t necessarily want and yet you know you need? What would need to change for that “need” to become a “want?”
Read Luke 19:1-10.
-What did Zacchaeus have to overcome so that he would be seen by Christ?
-What does Jesus inviting himself to dinner with Zacchaeus tell us about Him?
-What does Zacchaeus’ response to Christ tell us about his change of heart?
-Why did Jesus go to Zacchaeus’ house that day?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21.
-Some accused Paul and his team to be out of their minds. Have you ever been accused of being crazy because of you faith in Christ? If so, tell us about it.
-Paul’s letter to the Corinthians was in part to raise financial support. What was Paul’s rationale for pleading with the Corinthians to invest in the local church?
-Paul unpacks the importance of the local church being used by God to reach the lost. In the message it was suggested that when we invest in the local church we are impacting the world. Do you agree with that statement? Why or why not?
At SMCC we honor the process in which God changes us from the inside out. We understand that for some “giving” is not a step towards Christ they are ready to take. We also recognize many people give generously to SMCC. Take some time as a group for those who feel comfortable to share what makes giving to SMCC something they “want” to do and not something they “need” to do.