Luke 19:1-10, Luke 19:5 (NIV2011)
5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
Zacchaeus was a lonely figure sitting in a tree by himself. He needed Jesus. So do we! Jesus offered Zacchaeus:
• Courage v5, Matthew 14:25-33
• Compassion v5-6, Matthew 11:28-30
• Connection v8-10, Revelation3:20
Let’s be vulnerable enough to get down out of our tree and come to Jesus. We need him. Luke 19:9-10 (NIV2011), v9: Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Kath Haworth spoke today about what it means to live each day in the here and now.
Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds."
Ephesians 1:18-19 "18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might"
Joshua 7:13 (NIV2011) 13 “Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There are devoted things among you, Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove them.
From this story we learn the…
Joshua 6:1-21, Joshua 6:1-2 (NIV2011) 1 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 2 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.…
Joshua 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:3-14, Joshua 1:11 (NIV2011) 11 “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.’ ”…
Numbers14:1-9, 26-33, John 10:1-11
Numbers 14:8 (NIV2011) 8 If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.
The choices we make move us either forwards or backwards. The Israelites made a choice based…