Not Worthy Of Attention

Jesus has gone to Capernaum, no doubt led by His Father, for He only does what He sees His heavenly father doing, as you can read in John 5:19

Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself, He can do only what He sees the Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”


You can find the reason for His going to Capernaum in Luke 7:1-3

When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. There a Centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The Centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to Him, asking Him to come and heal his servant.


The Centurion is a Roman soldier and, therefore, not one of the Jewish chosen people. One of his servants is very ill and is, in fact, on the point of dying. What is he to do? He has done everything possible so far and no medicine has worked. He is really at his wit’s end. But then he learns that Jesus has entered Capernaum and he has heard that this Jesus can, and does, heal people. It is true, he, as a Roman citizen does not belong to the Jewish people and Jesus’ ministry is always among Jewish people. However, his situation is very desperate, for his servant is near death. Perhaps Jesus may have mercy upon him, and will come to see his servant, even though he is not worthy to receive Him in his home, as an unclean Gentile. Not feeling worthy even to speak to Jesus in person, he asks some of the Jewish elders if they are willing to plead his case before Jesus, on his behalf, as you can read in Luke 7:4a

When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with Him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” So Jesus went with them.


Jesus listens to the plea of the elders, and in response goes with them to the house of the Centurion. However, the Centurion, knowing that he is not of the chosen race, does not think that Jesus, who is of the chosen race, should enter his home, as you can read in Luke 7:4b-10
He was not far from the house when the Centurion sent friends to say to Him, “Lord, don’t trouble Yourself, for I do not deserve to have You come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You. But say the word and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, “Go,” and he goes; and that one, “Come,” and he comes. I say to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.”

The Centurion asks some Jewish friends of his to meet Jesus on his behalf to pass on to Him the request that He simply speak a word of healing over the servant, for that will be sufficient for the servant to be made whole. The Centurion understands the principle of rightful authority, for in his own life he simply speaks the word, and those under his authority will do what they have been told. Likewise, he understands that Jesus has authority over sicknesses. Therefore, when Jesus simply speaks the word for the sickness to go, it must go. Jesus’ response to the request of the Centurion can be found in Luke 7:9-10
When Jesus heard this, He was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following Him, He said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

Jesus is greatly delighted with the faith of this Centurion who is not even a Jewish person. And as a result the servant receives his healing. Likewise, you too can ask the Lord to meet your needs, even though you may not feel you are worthy of His attention. All Jesus asks is that you step out in faith, believing in His willingness to listen to your request, and to answer in accordance with His perfect will, as you can read in Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Now, Jesus does not stay in Capernaum, because there are other people He has to minister to. Let’s read Luke 7:11
Soon afterwards, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and His disciples and a large crowd went along with Him.

Please understand that Jesus does not find Himself near Nain by accident, for He has not lost His way, as some of us may do at times. No, He is definitely in the right place at the right time, as you will soon learn. Let’s read Luke 7:12
As He approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out –the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.

As Jesus gets to the entrance of the town, He meets a very sad and wailing crowd. And it is no wonder, for in the coffin lies the body of a young man. We would expect everyone to be upset about his death, for he is too young to have died. Moreover, he is the only son and his mother is a widow. So, who will now take care of her since she has already lost her husband and is now about to bury her only son?
Surely it looks like Jesus has missed it this time. He may well be in the right town, but He has arrived at the wrong time. He should have come when the boy was still ill. At least then He could have done something for her by making her son well. However, there is no point for Him to be here now, unless He has come to share in the grief of the widow. And it seems that is what He has come to do, as you can read in Luke 7:13
When the Lord saw her, His heart went out to her and He said, “Don’t cry.”

Jesus is moved with compassion for the widow who has now lost her son. No doubt, He wants to comfort her. But telling her not to cry anymore does not seem to be very helpful. I can well imagine that the widow might like to say to Jesus, “Sorry, Jesus, I know You mean well. But how can You expect me to stop crying? I have just lost my son. Why did you not come a few days earlier for then I might not be walking behind his coffin today?”


However, she does say not these things, and that may well be because something in the tone of His voice actually makes her stop crying. She does not know what Jesus is going to do, but somehow she knows that everything will be well because Jesus has come. And her faith in Jesus is justified, as you can read in Luke 7:14-15

Then He went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up.’ The dead man set up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.


Having told the woman to stop crying, Jesus walks up to the coffin next, and then speaks to the dead young man lying in it, commanding the young man to get up. Jesus’ approach is a no-nonsense approach. He does not go through a series of rituals to make this miracle happen. After all, He is the Resurrection and the Life, as you can read in John 11:25 where Jesus is speaking to a woman named Mary, as follows

Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.”


Therefore, Jesus has power over death, as demonstrated here, by bringing this young man back to life. The moment the young man hears the command to sit up, he does, and he begins to talk, as a sign that he really is alive. Jesus then helps him climb out of his coffin and gives him back to his mother. What a reunion that will have been. The people will all have been so amazed at the miracle that has happened among them, as you can read in Luke 7:16-17

They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help His people.” This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.


This miracle helps the people to begin to have a greater understanding who Jesus is for they are beginning to recognise that He is more than just a Man. According to them He must at least be a great Prophet because of what He has done in their midst.
Just as Jesus ministered to this widow’s need by giving her back her son so He wants to minister to your needs by giving you back what you may have lost. Perhaps, you have lost your joy or your peace because of life’s challenges. However, Jesus promises His Peace in the midst of your difficulties, as you can read in John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; My Peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Therefore, ask the Lord for His Joy, His Peace, just as He brought joy and peace to the widow when He gave her back her son.

Sometime later, Jesus is once again on His way to a specific destination, because there is someone He is supposed to meet, as you can read in Luke 18:35
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

Jesus is on His way to Jericho. He is not going there because His disciples have told Him about the wonderful food you can eat there. No, He is going there because His heavenly Father has directed Him to go there to meet someone. Who is that someone going to be? Yes, the story mentions there is a blind man sitting by the roadside begging, but surely he is not the one chosen by God to receive the ministry of Jesus that day, or is he....? Let’s read Luke 18:36-37 to find out
When he (the blind man) heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”

The man realises something unusual is happening for it is very noisy on the road. That can only mean one thing; a large group of people have gathered at the road. Why are they all there, and what are they talking about? Since he cannot see anything, the only way to find out what everyone is so excited about is to ask the people. Perhaps they will be kind enough to tell him. That is how he learns that Jesus is on his way to Jericho. He has heard about Jesus, and he knows from the stories people have told him that Jesus has been doing many miracles. And now, this same Jesus is about to pass by him. He knows that his moment has come; it is now or never. This means he must take action, never mind what people say or think of him, as you can read in Luke 18:38-39

He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.”

Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me.”


Those around him are embarrassed by his behaviour, and tell him to be quiet. But they don’t know what it is like to be blind, and to have to sit at the roadside every day to beg. So he completely ignores them, and shouts even louder than before, determined that he will not stop until Jesus responds to him, and Jesus does so, as you can read in Luke 18:40-41

Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.


Jesus stops and has the man brought to him. Jesus will have instantly realised that the man is blind, so we will expect Jesus to just go ahead and heal him. After all, what else will he have called out to Jesus for? But Jesus does not just go ahead and heal him. No, Jesus begins to personally interact with him by asking him a question. And the question Jesus asks him is: “What do you want Me to do for you?” He is, thereby, laying the groundwork for a personal relationship between the man and Him. His blindness will have cut him off from personal relationships with people. Many times people will have passed him by when he sat at the road side begging and will have ignored him. And here, Jesus starts a conversation with him, to let him know that he is a person worthy to be heard, a person with an opinion worthy to be listened to. He is not just a nobody, some blind person who cannot even properly function in society. No, he is precious in God’s sight and the reason Jesus is on His way to Jericho is to meet him, this blind person. Moreover, Jesus hears his request, treats it with great respect and acts upon it, as you can read in Luke 18:42

Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”


Jesus restores the man’s sight in answer to the man’s words. The man’s response to his healing can be found in Luke 18:43

Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.


What else can the man do, once he has received his healing, but praise God? And the people, who are privileged to have witnessed the miracle, join him in praising God.

Perhaps, like this man you too are blind but your blindness is a spiritual blindness. And people have tried to help you by being kind to you, but their help has not been sufficient, because you still feel desperate for something beyond what they can give you. Like the blind man, you too need Jesus to minister to you so you can receive your spiritual sight by believing that Jesus died on the Cross for your sins so you can become a child of God. And, just as the blind man began to praise God once he could see, so you too will begin to praise the Lord, when you receive His forgiveness.

The healing of the blind man takes place while Jesus is still on His way to Jericho, He has not reached Jericho yet. Once He enters Jericho, God has someone else for Him to minister to, as you can read in Luke 19:1-2

Jesus entered Jericho, and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was but, being a short man, he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see Him, since Jesus was coming that way.


The man God has chosen for Jesus to minister to that day in Jericho is Zaccheus. Like the blind man, Zacchaeus has heard of Jesus, and he too will do what he can to have an encounter with Him. His problem is not that he is blind, but that he is short, so he decides to climb a tree enabling him to have a view of Jesus anyway. What is Jesus going to do about this short man Zacchaeus? Will the fact that he is too short to see Jesus hinder him from meeting Jesus? Let’s read Luke 19:5 to find out

When Jesus reached the spot, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”


Jesus, being aware what Zacchaeus has done to see Him, stops at the right sycamore-fig tree. He does not just stop but He addresses Zacchaeus and invites Himself to Zacchaeus’ home for He knows that it will bring joy to Zacchaeus’ heart, as you can read in Luke 19:6

So he came down at once and welcomed Him gladly.


But what about the others who see Jesus going home with Zacchaeus? Are they glad too for Zacchaeus that the Lord has chosen his home to have a meal in? They all know Zacchaeus very well, for they have had to pay taxes to him, and they all know that tax collectors, including Zacchaeus, are notorious cheaters. So what is their reaction? Let’s read Luke 19:7 to find out

All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be a guest of a “sinner.”


The people are obviously not pleased that Jesus has chosen to stay with Zacchaeus. No doubt, each one considers himself a better choice for Jesus to stay with than Zacchaeus. They may even wonder about Jesus for, surely, He must know that Zacchaeus is such a great sinner, or does He…?

Jesus does know. However, He knows as well that His willingness to give special attention to Zacchaeus will turn Zacchaeus into a changed man, as you can read in Luke 19:8

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”


The reason for Jesus’ visit to Jericho is to touch the heart and life of this one man, as you can read in Luke 19:9-10

Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.”


The reason Jesus has come is to save lives, including the life of Zacchaeus, as you can read in John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Jesus’ visit to Zacchaeus’ home caused him to become a transformed man. And his transformation was so real that he became a blessing to his community. Perhaps, you can identify with Zacchaeus in that you feel you too do not measure up to the standard of other believers, for you know you have committed sins that have separated you from God. But Jesus wants you to know that He sees the longing in your heart to be made right with Him. And He wants to spend time with you, as you can read in Revelation 3:20 where Jesus says

“Here I am! I stand at the door. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me.”


Therefore, be like Zacchaeus and allow Jesus access into all the areas of your life, and He will transform your life so you will become a blessing to others. Of course, Jesus cannot visit you physically, as He was able to do with Zaccaeus. But you can spend time with Him when you pray to Him and read His Word.

As you have seen from the stories you have looked at, Jesus loved all kinds of people and touched the lives of all kinds of people, be they rich or poor, young or old, and whatever their particular problem. Nothing was too hard for Him to take care of, and no one was too sinful to be changed by Him. And He wants to touch your life too and bring healing to your life, be it physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Your status in this life does not matter, as far as heaven is concerned, for God cares about you, and sent His Son to die for you regardless of your status, your background, your age, or your gender. None of these things matter to Him. All He asks of you is that you cry out to Him and ask Him to touch you, to help you and He will.

QUESTIONS

Question 1: Where has Jesus gone to?

Question 2: Who has led Jesus to go to Capernaum?

Question 3: According to John 5:19, what does Jesus say about Himself?

Question 4a: According to Luke 7:1-3, who was sick?

Question 4b: According to Luke 7:1-3, was the Centurion’s servant very sick?

Question 4c: According to Luke 7:1-3, who had heard of Jesus?

Question 4d: According to Luke 7:1-3 what did the Centurion do?

Question 4e: According to Luke 7:1-3, what did the elders of the Jews ask Jesus?

Question 5: Who is the Centurion?

Question 6: Does the Centurion belong to the Jewish chosen people?

Question 7: Who is ill?

Question 8: Has the Centurion done everything possible so far?

Question 9: Who does the Centurion learn has entered Capernaum?

Question 10: What has the Centurion heard about Jesus?

Question 11: Among whom is Jesus’ ministry?

Question 12: Why is the Centurion not worthy to receive Jesus in his home?

Question 13: Why does the Centurion ask some of the Jewish elders if they are willing to                  plead his case before Jesus on his behalf?

Question 14a: According to Luke 7:4a, what did the elders of the Jews do when they came               to Jesus?

Question 14b: According to Luke 7:4a,what did the elders of the Jews say to Jesus?

Question 14c: According to Luke 7:4a why did the Centurion deserve for Jesus to go to                         his home?

Question 14d: According to Luke 7:4a, what did Jesus do in response to the request of                         the elders of the Jews?

Question 15: Does the Centurion think Jesus should enter his home?

Question 16a: According to Luke 7:4b-8, who did the Centurion send to Jesus when He                         was not far from his house.

Question 16b: According to Luke 7:4b-8, what did the friends of the Centurion say to                                     Jesus on behalf of the Centurion?

Question 16c: According to Luke 7:4b-8, what else did the friends say on behalf of the                        Centurion?

Question 16d: According to Luke 7:4b-8, why did the Centurion ask his friends to tell                                     Jesus to just say the word and his servant would be healed?

Question 16e: According to Luke 7:4b-8, as one who understood the subject of authority,                   how did authority function in the life of the Centurion?

Question 17: Who does the Centurion ask to meet Jesus on his behalf?

Question 18: What request does the Centurion ask his Jewish friends to pass on to Jesus?

Question 19: Why does the Centurion asks his Jewish friends to pass on to Jesus the                                   request to simply speak a word of healing over the servant?

Question 20: What does the Centurion understand?

Question 21: Why does the Centurion understand the principle of rightful authority?

Question 22: Does the Centurion understand that Jesus has authority?

Question 23: What does the Centurion understand must happen as a consequence of                        Jesus’ authority over sicknesses?

Question 24a: According to Luke 7:9-10, what was Jesus’ response to the words of the                         Centurion?

Question 24b: According to Luke 7:9-10, what did Jesus say to the crowd about the                          Centurion?

Question 24c: According to Luke 7:9-10, where did the Jewish friends of the Centurion                         go?

Question 24d: According to Luke 7:9-10, what did the Jewish friends of the Centurion                          find when they got to the house of the Centurion?

Question 25: What is Jesus’ response to the faith of this Centurion?

Question 26: Can you ask the Lord to meet your needs?

Question 27: What will Jesus ask you to do?

Question 28a: According to Philippians 4:6-7, are you to be anxious about some things?

Question 28b: According to Philippians 4:6-7, what are you to do?

Question 28c: According to Philippians 4:6-7, what will happen after you have prayed?

Question 29: Does Jesus stay in Capernaum?

Question 30a: According to Luke 7:11, where did Jesus go?

Question 30b: According to Luke 7:11, who went with Jesus to Nain?

Question 31: Does Jesus find Himself near Nain by accident?

Question 32: Is Jesus in the right place?

Question 33A: According to Luke 7:12, when Jesus approached the town gate in Nain,                         who was being carried out?

Question 33b: According to Luke 7:12, who was the dead person who was being carried                        out?

Question 33c: According to Luke 7:12, who was with the widow?

Question 34: As Jesus gets to the entrance of the town who does He meet?

Question 35: Why is it not surprising that the crowd Jesus meets is very sad?

Question 36: Why would we expect everyone to be upset about his death?

Question 37: Will the widow have anyone to take care of her?

Question 38: Does it look like Jesus has missed it this time?

Question 39: Is it possible that Jesus is in the right town?

Question 40: When should Jesus have come?

Question 41: Why should Jesus have come when the boy was still ill?

Question 42: Is there any point for Jesus to be in Nain?

Question 43: Does it seem that is what Jesus has come to do?

Question 44: According to Luke 7:13, how do you know that Jesus’ heart went out to the                widow?

Question 45: How does Jesus feel about the widow?

Question 46: Why is Jesus moved with compassion for the widow?

Question 47: What does Jesus want to do for the widow?

Question 48: Does it seem very helpful for Jesus to tell the widow not to cry anymore?

Question 49: Why might the widow like to say to Jesus that He cannot expect her to stop                         crying?

Question 50: Could the widow be asking Jesus why He had not come a few days earlier?

Question 51: Does the widow say these things?

Question 52: Why does the widow not say these things?

Question 53: Does the widow know what Jesus is going to do?

Question 54: Is the widow’s faith in Jesus justified?

Question 55a: According to Luke 7:14-15, what did Jesus do next?

Question 55b: According to Luke 7:14-15, what did those who were carrying the coffin                        do?

Question 55c: According to Luke 7:14-15, what did Jesus say to the body of the dead                        young man in the coffin?

Question 55d: According to Luke 7:14-15, what did the dead young man do in response to                       Jesus’ words?

Question 55e: According to Luke 7:14-15, what else did the previously dead young man                        do in response to Jesus’ words to him?

Question 55f: According to Luke 7:14-15, what did Jesus do next?

Question 56: After having told the woman to stop crying, what else does Jesus do?

Question 57: Does Jesus go through a series of rituals to make this miracle happen?

Question 58: Why does Jesus not go through a series of rituals to make this miracle                       happen?

Question 59:  According to John 11:25, what does Jesus say to a woman named Martha?

Question 60: What has Jesus demonstrated here?

Question 61: How has Jesus demonstrated here that He has power over death?

Question 62: When does the young man sit up?

Question 63: What else does the young man to do as a sign that he really is alive?

Question 64: What does Jesus do next?

Question 65: Will all the people have been amazed at the miracle that has happened                      among them?

Question 66a: According to Luke 7:16-17, how did the people respond?

Question 66b: According to Luke 7:16-17, how did all the people view Jesus?

Question 66c: According to Luke 7:16-17, what did all the people say about God?

Question 66d: According to Luke 7:16-17, did the news about Jesus spread?

Question 67: Does this miracle help the people to begin to have a greater understanding                                who Jesus is?

Question 68: According to the people what must Jesus at least be?

Question 69: Why do the people think Jesus must at least be a great Prophet?

Question 70: Does Jesus want to minister to your needs by giving you back what you                                  have lost?

Question 71: what are some of the things you may have lost?

Question 72: What does Jesus promise in the midst of your difficulties?

Question 73a: According to John 14:27, what does Jesus promise to leave with you?

Question 73b: According to John 14:27, is the Peace Jesus promises you the same peace                        that the world gives?

Question 73c: According to John 14:27, what does Jesus tell us not to do?

Question 74: What can you ask the Lord for?

Question 75: why is Jesus once again on His way to a specific destination?

Question 76a: According to Luke 18:35, which town was Jesus approaching?

Question 76b: According to Luke 18:35, who was sitting by the roadside near Jericho?

Question 76c: According to Luke 18:35, what was the blind man by the roadside near                                   Jericho doing?

Question 77: Where is Jesus going?

Question 78: Is Jesus going to Jericho because His disciples have told Him about the                       wonderful food you can eat there?

Question 79: Is the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho begging chosen by God                          to receive the ministry of Jesus that day?

Question 80a: According to Luke 18:36-37, what did the blind man sitting by the roadside                                near Jericho do when he heard the crowd going by?

Question 80b: According to Luke 18:36-37, what did the crowd tell the blind man sitting                        by the roadside near Jericho?

Question 81: How does the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho know                                          something unusual is happening?

Question 82: How does the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho learn that                      Jesus is on His way to Jericho?

Question 83: Has the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho heard about Jesus?

Question 84: What does the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho know?

Question 85: What does the fact that his moment has come mean for the blind man                       sitting by the roadside near Jericho?

Question 86a: According to Luke 18:38-39, what did the blind man sitting by the roadside                         near Jericho do?

Question 86b: According to Luke 18:38-39, what did those who led the way for Jesus to                        enter Jericho do?

Question 86c: According to Luke 18:38-39, did the blind man sitting by the roadside near                       Jericho listen to those who wanted him to be quiet?

Question 87: Are those who are leading the way for Jesus to enter and are now close to                             the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho happy about his                                          behaviour?

Question 88: Do those around the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho know                                  what it is to be blind and have to sit at the roadside every day begging?

Question 89: What does the blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho do next?

Question 90a: According to Luke 18:40-41, what did Jesus do?

Question 90b: According to Luke 18:40-41, what did Jesus order the people around Him                        to do?

Question 90c: According to Luke 18:40-41, what did Jesus ask the blind man?

Question 90d: According to Luke 18:40-41, how did the blind mar respond to Jesus?

Question 91: What does Jesus do?

Question 92: Will Jesus have realised that the man sitting by the roadside near Jericho is                              blind?

Question 93: What will we expect Jesus to do?

Question 94: Does Jesus go ahead and heal the blind man?

Question 95: What does Jesus do instead of healing the blind man?

Question 96: How does Jesus begin to personally interact with the blind man?

Question 97: What question does Jesus ask the blind man?

Question 98: What does Jesus do when He asks the blind man a question?

Question 99: What will have cut the blind man off from personal relationships with                                   people?

Question 100: What will people have done when they passed by the blind man begging a                         the road side?

Question 101: Why does Jesus start a conversation with the blind man?

Question 102: Is the blind man just a nobody?

Question 103: Does the blind man matter to God?

Question 104: Why is Jesus on his way to Jericho?

Question 105: Does Jesus hear the request of the blind man to see?

Question 106a: According to Luke 18:42, how did Jesus respond to the request of the                          blind man to see?

Question 106b: According to Luke 18:42, on what basis was the blind man healed?

Question 107: What does Jesus do in response to the blind man’s words?

Question 108a: According to Luke 18:43, what did the blind man do after he was healed?

Question 108b: According to Luke 18:43, who praised God as well?

Question 109: Who join the previously blind man in praising God?

Question 110: What blindness are you possibly suffering from?

Question 111: Have people tried to help you?

Question 112: Why do you perhaps need Jesus to minister to you just as He ministered to                                the blind man?

Question 113: What will happen to you when you believe that Jesus died on the Cross for                              your sins?

Question 114: What will you do when you receive the Lord’s forgiveness?

Question 115: When does the healing of the blind man take place?

Question 116: Does God have someone else for Jesus to minister to once He enters                                      Jericho?

Question 117a: According to Luke 19:1-2, which town did Jesus enter?

Question 117b: According to Luke 19:1-2, who was in Jericho?

Question 117c: According to Luke 19:1-2, what was Zacchaeus’ profession?

Question 117d: According to Luke 19:1-2, what fact is known about Zacchaeus?

Question 117e: According to Luke 19:1-2, what did Zacchaeus want to do?

Question 117f: According to Luke 19:1-2, was Zacchaeus a tall man?

Question 117g: According to Luke 19:1-2, why could Zacchaeus not see Jesus?

Question 117h: According to Luke 19:1-2, what did Zacchaeus do in order to see Jesus?

Question 118: Who has God chosen for Jesus to minister to that day in Jericho?

Question 119: Like the blind man, has Zacchaeus heard of Jesus?

Question 120: Will Zacchaeus do what he can to have an encounter with Jesus?

Question 121: What is Zacchaeus’ problem?

Question 122: What does Zacchaeus decide to do?

Question 123: Will the fact that Zacchaeus is short hinder him from meeting Jesus?

Question 124a: According to Luke 19:5, what happened when Jesus reached the                                 sycamore-fig tree that Zacchaeus had climbed in?

Question 124b: According to Luke 19:5, what did Jesus do when he reached the                                  sycamore-fig tree in which Zacchaeus had climbed?

Question 125: Is Jesus aware what Zacchaeus has done to see Him?

Question 126: What does Jesus do after He has stopped at the sycamore-fig tree in which                        Zacchaeus has climbed?

Question 127a: According to Luke 19:6, who came down from the sycamore-fig tree?

Question 127b: According to Luke 19:6, what was Zacchaeus’ response to Jesus’ words?

Question 128: Do the other people know Zacchaeus very well?

Question 129: What do the other people know about tax collectors, including Zacchaeus?

Question 130: According to Luke 19:7, what is the response of the other people when                        Jesus went to the house of Zacchaeus?

Question 131: Are the people pleased that Jesus has chosen to stay with Zacchaeus?

Question 132: Do the people perhaps question whether Jesus knows that Zaccaeus is                        such a great a sinner?

Question 133: Does Jesus know that Zacchaeus is a great sinner?

Question 134a: According to Luke 19:8, what did Zacchaeus call Jesus?

Question 134b: According to Luke 19:8, what did Zacchaeus promise Jesus he would do?

Question 135: what is the reason for Jesus’ visit to Jericho?

Question 136a: According to Luke 19:9-10, salvation has come to whose house that day?

Question 136b: According to Luke 19:9-10, who is Zacchaeus a son of?

Question 136c: According to Luke 19:9-10 what did the Son of Man come to do?

Question 137a: According to John 3:16, who loved the world?

Question 137b: According to John 3:16, how did God show His love for the world?

Question 137c: According to John 3:16, who can have eternal life?

Question 138: What happened to Zacchaeus after Jesus’ visit to his home?

Question 139: How did Zacchaeus’ transformation show to be real?

Question 140: Can you perhaps identify with Zacchaeus in that you feel you too do not                         measure up to the standard of other believers for you know you have                         committed sins that have separated you from God?

Question 141a: According to Revelation 3:20, where does Jesus say He stands?

Question 141b: According to Revelation 3:20, what is Jesus inviting people to do?

Question 141c: According to Revelation 3:20, what will Jesus do for anyone who opens                          the door?

Question 142: What does Jesus want you to do?

Question 143: How can you spend time with Jesus?

Question 144: What have you seen from all the stories you have looked at?

Question 145: Was anything too hard for Jesus to take care of?

Question 146: Was anyone too sinful for Jesus to be changed by Him?

Question 147: What does Jesus want to do in your life?

Question 147: As far as heaven is concerned, does you status in this life matter?

Question 148: Who cares about you?

Question 149: What does Jesus want you to do?

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