Zacchaeus

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Zacchaeus

  1. 1. Zacchaeus was a wee, little man, And a wee, little man was he. He climbed up in a sycamore tree, For the Lord he wanted to see. And as the Savior came that way, He looked up in the tree. And he said,"Zacchaeus, you come down," For I'm going to your house today. For I'm going to your house today.
  2. 2. I. WHO YOU ARE TODAY
  3. 3. Who Is Zacchaeus ?
  4. 4. His physical appearance : A midget
  5. 5. His place: Jericho, a trade route, many people pass that way
  6. 6. His name: Zacchaeus is a Greek name from the Hebrew, prono unced zakkay, meanin g pure or innocent)
  7. 7. His work: A chief publican, or superintenden t of customs
  8. 8. His economic condition: He was wealthy because of extortion
  9. 9. His weakness: Zacchaeus was a traitor
  10. 10. His strength: Zacchaeus had leadership skills; aggressive in his work
  11. 11. His social status: Zacchaeus Was hated by the jews
  12. 12. His spiritual condition: Zacchaeus’ money never satisfied the spiritual thirst of his
  13. 13. II. WHO YOU Seek TODAY
  14. 14. His desire: To get a glimpse of jesus
  15. 15. His struggle: He couldn’t see jesus
  16. 16. His action: He climbed upon a sycamore tree
  17. 17. His determinatio n: He did what it took to see jesus
  18. 18. III. WHO finds you today
  19. 19. God’s desire: To seek and save the lost
  20. 20. God’s preparatio n: To pass your way and prepare a place where you can see
  21. 21. God’s action: Jesus looked up, and saw him, and said unto him “Zacchaeus, y
  22. 22. God’s determination: To invite and offer a personal encounter. IMMEDIATE: TODAY!
  23. 23. Iv. What comes to you today
  24. 24. The joy: Jesus found Him ! He had an encounter with Jesus! He received Him Joyfully!
  25. 25. The opposition: For the religious: He was a tax collector, a traitor, a sinner
  26. 26. The reality: This is what people see – a sinner, someone whom they hate; But this is not how Jesus sees him – he saw someone whom God loves.
  27. 27. The encounter: He met a person. He met Jesus. He met the Saviour of
  28. 28. The change: He stopped thinking only about himself and how to get more money; but now he was giving it away. He repented. He wants to return to those he cheated, four
  29. 29. Conclusion TODAY… NOW IS THE TIME OF SALVATION!
  30. 30. Memory verse Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.
  31. 31. That's for me, yes that's for me, I'm all done with my running away, Since I came to Him and gaveinto Him, 'twas a very happy day, That's for me, yes that's for me, I was tired of the grayness of life, Tho' against my will, all I sought was thrills, but it only brought me strife, Once life had no meaning, once life gave no rest, But now ev'ry thing's different. This new life certainly is best.

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