Sunday, May 8, 2016
I DESERVED REJECTION BUT HE GAVE ME ACCEPTANCE
—Mike Teel, Pastor
Luke 19:1-10 . . . 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
THERE ARE FEW EMOTIONS WORSE THAN REJECTION,
BEING LEFT OUT, OR BEING OVERLOOKED!
Today we are going look at a guy in the gospels that absolutely and completely, 100% deserved to be rejected. We’re going to see a beautiful story where Jesus actually did not give him what he deserved, but because of God’s grace, gave him something else.
· Luke 19:1-2
· WHO was Zacchaeus?
· WHY was Zacchaeus seeking Jesus?
· Luke 19:3-4
· He wanted more . . .
· Notice his actions . . .
· Luke 19:5-7
· JESUS' Response
· CROWD'S Response
· ZACCAEUS' Response
· Luke 19:8-10
LIVE IT OUT
· Has salvation come to your house?
· Is Jesus calling your name?