The story of Zacchaeus is captivating. I remember the song from Sunday school, “Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he.”¹ We’ll be exploring its message this Sunday. But, just what is the main point? I can see lessons from:
- The character/heart of Zac (eagerness, humility, faith, generosity)
- The actions of Zac (effort, repentance, hospitality)
- The actions of Jesus (noticing, associating with sinners, pronouncing)
- The character/heart of Jesus (love, compassion)
But is there one main point? What was paramount in Luke’s mind as he recorded this incident? What might God want us to take away from what happened that day in Jericho? Perhaps there is no core message, but several interconnected points. What do you see here?
I’d be grateful for your thoughts as I prepare the sermon. Let me know what you think. You can leave a message here, or email me.
Many thanks, and God bless,
¹Zacchaeus 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 when the Savior passed that way
He looked up in the tree.
And said, ‘Zacchaeus, you come down!
For I’m going to your house today!
For I’m going to your house today!’
Zacchaeus was a wee little man,
But a happy man was he,
For he had seen the Lord that day
And a happy man was he;
And a very happy man was he.