Everyone wanted to hear Him teach about the kingdom of God. Response: You are not a committed follower of Christ unless you repent about your past sin. They put it in their own pockets and kept it! And because tax collectors worked for the Roman government, they were a constant reminder that Israel was once again under the authority of a foreign government. But after meeting Jesus, he had a change of heart. It was a rich and important town and a gateway to Jerusalem. Zacchaeus, though, was completely changed by his encounter with Jesus. This transformation will make you victorious over your situations.
People often paid more attention to tall people though Zaccheus by virtue of his office commanded attention. You are not here today because you came in search of Him. Key Verse: Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation. I want to know how much each one has made by investing. His whole life was transformed. Then he would be able to follow Jesus and be part of the kingdom of God. And finally, he was a completely changed man after spending some time with Jesus.
There was only one problem. But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence. This was an act that surprised the crowds that were around Jesus. They are so greedy that if you put one in a jar with a bunch of green leaves, the leaves will disappear before you know it! And he said to him, Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities. They were not a free nation.
No one is beyond repentance and redemption As can be seen from our story with Zacchaeus and in many other places in the bible, Jesus socialises with sinners and the outcastes in society. Cross, The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus, GoodSeed International. Because of his encounter with the Son of God that day, the wee little tax collector became a new creation. This is a Level One I Can Read! You may unsubscribe from these email communications at any time. That is what happened to Zacchaeus when he decided to repent and follow Jesus. He was a small man but he was also a lonely man, his occupation had made him this way.
Today is my day to be a guest in your home. Jesus wanted this young man to be His follower, but He also knew that the man had turned his money into an idol. You may not know Jesus, but he knew you even before you were conceived in your mothers womb. Zacchaeus was much smaller than everyone else in the crowd that surrounded Jesus. May be reproduced for personal, nonprofit, and non-commercial uses only. Sudden conversions can be seen elsewhere in the bible. God knew everything about you before you were even born, because He is the one who made you!.
She has also spent many years mentoring Middle School and High School girls. His heart seemed to be on fire but he was taking a risk as he acted in this way. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree. There must have been something amazing about Jesus to make the tax collector scramble down from the branches as fast as he could! But it was also a tree that was considered unclean as its fruit were fed to pigs.
This evening I want to ask you to do 3 things that escorts transformation. He was looking for a change when he met Jesus one day. Introduction I was born and raised in a small town named Nuwara Eliya, located in the hill country of Sri Lanka. Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. He was the director of tax collectors, and he was rich.
Once the heart is transformed your whole life becomes transformed. That is why the gospel is so different from every religion which says that only good people are welcome by God. Zacchaeus Is Called By Name Say: Jesus reached the spot where Zacchaeus was. Used with permission from InterVarsity Press, which published similar research by Dr. I must stay at your house today.
But the kids are probably less likely to know other facts about Zacchaeus. Try it free for 30 days! You knew that I was a tough person to get along with. Special thanks to John R. It would be a great encouragement to me personally. After He had said these things, He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. All the people saw this.
Key Verse: Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation. Look with me at Luke 19:1-10. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Zacchaeus Is Curious About Jesus Say: Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. Jesus, however, showed great compassion to the tax collectors, as he did with other sinners, he even dined with them, which in Israel was a sign of fellowship. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy.