Congratulations on finishing eight weeks of Jesus the One and Only– we have just two weeks remaining in our study. This has been one of my favorite Beth Moore studies, as we explore the life of Jesus and the pages of Luke. It has also been one of the most difficult to complete, because of the length of the study and the interruptions of a busy holiday season. I am thankful for the effort and commitment you are all making, because the study is rich with knowledge and spiritual growth. I have not wanted to miss one morsel of Luke, so I’ve been reading the chapters that Beth Moore is skipping.
This week we studied the ten lepers and the significance if their cleansing by Jesus. Beth gives this historical event a fresh perspective, when she explains the religious customs of the time period. How powerful the story becomes when we view it with historical lenses. We saw Zacchaeus climb a tree and entertain the Lord in his home, and we ended the week with a look at the return of Jesus. Be sure to share your favorite lesson from the week during the group discussion and post a comment below.
Since I never learned the Zacchaeus Wee Little Man song, I found a version on YouTube and included it here for you to see!
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Beth Moore Quotes
- God never confronts to condemn. He confronts to complete what is lacking.
- An important part of maturing as a Christian is knowing how to receive a rebuke.
- With Christ we are so much, but we often act far less than who we are.
- They feel excluded from the body of Christ when their shame is displayed for all to see.
- Better to look and hurt than to ignore and grow hard.
- Healing makes us think of the Healer, not just ourselves.
- God honors the pure hearted-pursuit of His will.
- God honors obedience even when we’re kicking and screaming.
- Our society is presently being sexually assaulted by the devil.
This Week’s Scripture Verse-NIV
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2 NIV
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
For Next Week
- Read Week Nine in the workbook
- Listen to the Session Nine Audio or the Session Nine Video (optional)
Group Discussion- Answer one question or as many as you like
- How does unforgiveness cause further sin? (page 174 )
- Why do you think it is so hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of God? (page 180 )
- What is the most noticeable difference Christ has made in your life? (page 187 )
- Share something you enjoyed from this week’s lesson.