Scripture: Luke 19:1-10; Luke 19:11-27

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Jesus Brings Salvation To Zacchaeus’ Home

Luke 19:1-10 (KJV) And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.  And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.  And he sought to see Jesus who He was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.  And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him: for He was to pass that way.  And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house.  And he made haste, and came down, and received Him joyfully.  And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That He was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.  And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.  And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.  10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Questions:

1. Who was Zacchaeus (Luke 19:2)?

2. Why did Zacchaeus climb up into a tree (Luke 19:3-4)?

3. What did Jesus say when he Zacchaeus in the tree (Luke 19:5)?

4. How did Zacchaeus respond (Luke 19:6)?

5. How did the crowd respond (Luke 19:7)?

6. What did Zacchaeus say he would do (Luke 19:8)?

7. What did Jesus say (Luke 9-10)?

Answers:

1. Zacchaeus was the chief among the publicans (a chief tax collector) and he was rich.

2. Zacchaeus was short in height and wanted to see Jesus when He passed by so he climbed up into a tree.

3. Jesus said, “Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house.”

4. Zacchaeus made haste and came down from the tree and received Jesus joyfully.

5. The crowd murmured and said that Jesus had gone to be a guest of a sinner.

6. Zacchaeus said he would give half of all his goods to the poor and if he had taken anything from another by false accusations he would restore what he had taken fourfold.

7. Jesus said, “This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.  10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Jesus Tells The Parable Of The King’s Ten Servants

Luke 19:11-27 (KJV) 11 And as they heard these things, Jesus added and spake a parable, because He was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.  12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.  14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.  15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.  16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.  17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.  18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.  19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.  22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?  24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.  25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)  26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.  27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

Questions:

1. Why did the nobleman travel to a far country (Luke 19:12)?

2. What did he call his servants in that country to do (Luke 19:13)?

3. As he returned from the far country, what message did the citizens of that country send him (Luke 19:14b)?

4. Why did they send him that message (Luke 19:14a)?

5. When he was made king and returned to this kingdom what did he find the first servant had done with what was entrusted to him and what did the king (nobleman) say (Luke 19:15-17).

6. When the second servant came in, what had he done with what was entrusted to him and what was the king’s response (Luke 19:18-19)?

7. When the next servant came in, what had he done with what was entrusted to him and what was the king’s response (Luke 19:20-23)?

8. What did the king do with the pound that was returned to him (Luke 19:24)?

9. What did the king say about those that have and those that hath not (Luke 19:26)?

10. What happened to those who didn’t want the new king ruling over them (Luke 19:27)?

Answers:

1. The nobleman traveled to a far country to receive a kingdom for himself.

2. The nobleman called his servants in this new country of his to take care of his wealth.

3. The nobleman was told the citizens of his new kingdom didn’t want him as their king.

4. The nobleman was sent that message because the citizens hated him.

5. When he was made king and returned, he found the first servant had increased the pound to ten.  The king said “Well (done), thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.”

6. The second servant came in and told the king he had increased the pound to five. The king said, “Be thou also over five cities.”

7. The next servant came in and said he had kept what was entrusted to him in a piece of cloth because he was afraid of him (the king). 

8. The pound was given to the one who had ten.

9. The king said that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.

10. Those who didn’t want the new king to rule over them were killed.  

HEAR the WORD

Luke 19:11 And as they heard these things, Jesus added and spake a parable, because He was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. 

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder this verse.  Jesus leads into the parable about the servants and the king’s money with the above verse.  My thoughts: Through this parable Jesus explained His kingdom. Jesus came to earth, but then went away for a time, leaving His followers to be faithful and productive with what they were given.  When Jesus returns, He will judge our work and reward us for what we have done with what He has given us.  Some will be given more but some will have what they have taken from them. Those who never wanted to be a part of Jesus’ kingdom will be separated forever from Him.

MEMORIZE the WORD

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Because similarly we live in a time between Jesus’ departure and His return we need to apply this parable to our life.  We will be judged for what we’ve done with what God has given us.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

Jesus expects us to use what He has given to us to build and expand God’s kingdom.  Are you teaching and sharing God’s Word and God’s resources with others?

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I pray we will faithfully seek to know You and to follow You (Luke 19:3).  Thank You for seeking and saving us (Luke 19:10). Lord, I pray we will invest our gifts and resources in building Your kingdom (Luke 19:13).  Lord, I pray when You come back for us we will be found faithful in our service to You (Luke 19:17).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I faithful service the Lord.” <>< Dona