LUKE 19:1-10


December 7, 2014

Todd Chapman

Luke 19:1-10 ESV: [1] He entered Jericho and was passing through. [2] And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. [3] And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. [4] So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. [5] And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” [6] So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. [7] And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” [8] And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” [9] And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. [10] For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” 

Luke recounts the story of a rich guy who meets Jesus and has his life radically transformed.    It’s what happens when we see Jesus for who He is. 

  • Zacchaeus was living the good life.
  • Zacchaeus was interested in Jesus.
  • Zacchaeus was approached by Jesus.
  • Zacchaeus received Jesus joyfully.
  • Zacchaeus being pursued by Jesus ticked off the others.
  • Zacchaeus was changed forever by meeting Jesus.
  • Jesus came to seek and save us.