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Fall for God


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By Mike Smith
Zacchaeus' example with Jesus helps us to see God's amazing love for all of us!

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Fall for God

  1. 2. Luke 19:1-10 <ul><li>Zacchaeus may have been a wee little man but he had a gigantic faith! </li></ul><ul><li>Let us open God’s word and learn from the examples of Zacchaeus. </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully we will learn to fall in love with God all over again as we see the love which Christ had for Zacchaeus and also has for each of us. </li></ul>
  2. 3. He Sought to See Who Jesus Was. <ul><li>The curiosity factor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God loves us and has built into us the desire to seek Him. Acts 17:26-28 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To know who he was. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We must have the desire to know Christ and to do His will! Jn. 7:17; Mt. 7:21; 17:5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do you know who Jesus is? Mt. 16:16; Acts 8:37; Rom. 10:9-10 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Overcome the Obstacles! <ul><li>Things were preventing Him from seeing Jesus. He did what he had to so that he could see Jesus! </li></ul><ul><li>The crowds... Others may stand in the way of you and your relationship with Christ. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get away from them. 1 Corinthians 15:33 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>His own limitations did not stop him. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepared ahead, overcame the limitation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Today we must go where few will go. Mt. 7:13-14 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Jesus Came to Him <ul><li>If we desire to do His will we shall know the truth. Jn. 7:17 </li></ul><ul><li>Even though he had not met Jesus, Jesus came to him and knew his name. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus is God and knows everything about us. Hebrews 4:13 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are you ready to have Jesus in your life and your home with Him. Jn. 14:23 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would He see in your house/life? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Jesus Said: “Today I Must Stay at Your House” <ul><li>Will you let Jesus come and live with you? </li></ul><ul><li>Zacchaeus openly welcomed Jesus! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did so quickly and joyfully! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are you ready to let Jesus into your life? 2 Corinthians 6:2 </li></ul><ul><li>There comes a time when we need to open the door and let Jesus into our life. Revelation 3:20 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Zacchaeus Showed Repentance <ul><li>We must show our repentance from sin. Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; Acts 26:20 </li></ul><ul><li>He was willing not only to correct but make restitution for any wrongs done. </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation had come to his house because he was a son of Abraham. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When we follow Christ we can become true sons and daughters of Abraham! Galatians 3:26-29 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Faith & Love <ul><li>Zacchaeus’s faith in Christ was shown and Christ’s love for the lost is seen is this wonderful union of God and man. </li></ul><ul><li>Fall for God this fall and every season! </li></ul><ul><li>This is your invitation to love God and keep His commands today. </li></ul><ul><li>Be saved from sin and live for Jesus… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear and believe in His gospel. Rom. 1:16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repent and live for Him. Acts 3:19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confess Him. Rom. 10:9-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be baptized. Acts 22:16 </li></ul></ul>