Zacchaeus – 4 Priorities

By January 30, 2018Uncategorized

(Luke 19:1-10 NKJV) Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. (2) Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. (3) And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. (4) So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. (5) And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” (6) So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. (7) But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” (8) Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” (9) And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; (10) for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
路加福音 19:1-10Chinese Standard Bible (Traditional) (CSBT)

1. Jesus

(Luke 19:1 NKJV) Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2. Life – Breakthrough

(Luke 19:2-6 NKJV) Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. (3) And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. (4) So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. (5) And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” (6) So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.

(1Thessalonians 5:16 NKJV) Rejoice always,

3. Honor God

 

(Luke 19:7-8 NKJV) But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” (8) Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”

 

(Luke 3:12-14 NKJV) Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” (13) And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.” (14) Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?” So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.”

 

(1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 NKJV) pray without ceasing, (18) in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

4. Passion

(Luke 19:9-10 NKJV) And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; (10) for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

 

(Ephesians 2:10 NKJV) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

(Philippians 3:14) I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.