We're all bombarded with lies about what we need to do in order to make it. Sometimes we fall into the trap of believing the lies, and hold onto fear, or guilt, or man-made rules, believing these things will help us to change. But they don't. Only God's grace can really change us, and that's really good news. Zacchaeus changed almost in an instant, because of an encounter with the grace of God.
Questions for Life-groups:
1. Have you ever felt pressurised to change in a negative way?
2. What difference does God's grace make to your aspirations?
3. How do God's grace towards us and our commitment to Him work together?