Bringing Jesus Home

In the story of Zacchaeus, Jesus brings salvation home to the most unlikely of characters. Salvation is Christ’s to offer...to be sure. In fact, Zacchaeus doesn’t even invite Jesus home...Jesus invites himself! Yet Zacchaeus did some interesting things in this story. He climbed a tree. In doing so, he basically became undignified. He humbled himself. He also let go of what the crowd thought of him. The crowd was filled with spiritually abusive people (Pharisees). And Jesus’ only social platform in his ministry was that of exposing and opposing spiritual abuse. Zacchaeus couldn’t get to Christ through this self righteous crowd, he had go over the crowd. Finally, he brought Jesus home. He allowed Jesus to take up residence in his life...and became a transformed person. Luke 19:1-10
Bringing Jesus Home
February 11, 2007
Central City —