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Scripture Reading -Luke 19:1-10
1-4 Then Jesus entered and walked through Jericho. There was a man there, his name Zacchaeus, the head tax man and quite rich. He wanted desperately to see Jesus, but the crowd was in his way—he was a short man and couldn’t see over the crowd. So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus when he came by. 5-7 When Jesus got to the tree, he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today is my day to be a guest in your home.” Zacchaeus scrambled out of the tree, hardly believing his good luck, delighted to take Jesus home with him. Everyone who saw the incident was indignant and grumped, “What business does he have getting cozy with this crook?”
8 Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned. He stammered apologetically, “Master, I give away half my income to the poor—and if I’m caught cheating, I pay four times the damages.”
9-10 Jesus said, “Today is salvation day in this home! Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of Abraham! For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.”
Sermon Notes: “He Has A Photograph Of You!”
Key Verses for today – Luke 19:1-10, Isaiah 49:16-18
3 Lessons From Zacchaeus:
1) It Doesn’t Matter Who We Are or Where You’ve Been/What you’ve done!
2) Jesus Sought Him Out – He Seeks Us Out Too!
3) An Encounter With Jesus Changes Everything!
Need Additional Convincing?
“Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you—never. Look, I’ve written your names on the backs of my hands.”
-Does it help to know that God has your name written on his hand?
-No matter where you are or where you’ve been, He seeks you out and STILL loves you!
-You are on God’s heart – He Keeps A Photograph of you!