Faces of Our Faith: Zacchaeus

We had our VBS Celebration during worship this morning! So that explains the chancel covered in camping and rafting supplies, I hope. My sermon was intentionally short and hopefully a little more kid-friendly (even if just because of the length).

I forgot to record Terrance and Amari reading the scripture, for which I am truly sorry because they did a great job.

Luke 19:1-10

19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. A man there named Zacchaeus, a ruler among tax collectors, was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but, being a short man, he couldn’t because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed up a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When Jesus came to that spot, he looked up and said, â€œZacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay in your home today.” So Zacchaeus came down at once, happy to welcome Jesus.

Everyone who saw this grumbled, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I repay them four times as much.”

Jesus said to him, â€œToday, salvation has come to this household because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 The Human One came to seek and save the lost.”