Have you ever had a moment that made you stop and think, “Wow, this changes everything?” Maybe it was finding out you didn’t make the team or that your parents were divorcing. Maybe it was finding out you’re good at something–or bad at something–that you didn’t expect. In these moments our lives change direction quickly. The funny thing is, nearly everyone who met Jesus had one of those moments. They came in with a plan, a direction, an identity. And as soon as they spent any time with Jesus, those ideas were turned upside down. As we look at four of these stories, we find that an encounter with Jesus has the power to flip our lives as well.
Session 1: “Up in a Tree” (February 26):
What are you afraid of? Spiders? The dark? People who twerk? Most of us have at least a few things that scare us. Sometimes they’re surface fears. Simple fears. But most of us also have a few deeper fears. Those are the ones that we don’t talk about as much. And, if we’re not careful, they will cause us to miss out on some really great things in life. Zaccheaues was a little man with a big fear: fear that controlled him and caused him to keep a safe distance from everyone, including Jesus. In his story, we find that getting to know Jesus and what He really cares about, can flip our fear and lead us closer to Him.