Repentance and restitution

by Benjamin Burks on July 29, 2011 · 1 comment

Luk 19:1-10 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. (2) And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. (3) And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. (4) And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. (5) And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. (6) And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. (7) And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. (8) 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. (9) 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.

Eight questions on repentance and restitution
1. What have you taken that you need to give back?
2. How have you defrauded and what should you pay?
3. When have you been lazy and what does it look like to change?
4. Whom have you neglected and what does your restitution require?
5. Which sinner have you not called out, but only grumbled about?
6. What joys have you stolen and need to repay?
7. What sins have you tolerated and what does repentance look like?
8. Have you been greedy and, if so, what does it look like to be generous?

Thank you Gospel light ru chapter (Walkertown, NC) for a great night.

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Lee Audirsch July 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Hello Bro. Ben. Like the thoughts on repentance and restitution. Good meat for the soul. Sure appreciate you and your family.
God Bless
Bro. Lee

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