Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Sinner Meets a Seeking Savior, Pt. 1a (#3 of 3) Luke 19:1-10

Why did Jesus come into the world?

Well despite what many believe he didn't come to be a moral leader, he didn't come to show us how to live a good life, he didnt even come to be a great religious teacher, Jesus came for one reason only: To seek and to save the lost. Perhaps nowhere in scripture is that glorious truth more evident than it is in Luke chapter 19 where we find the lone biblical account of a man named Zacchaeus. Now if you've been a believer long you have probably heard of Zacchaeus; a vile tax collector who climbed a tree and found himself in the midst of a divine appointment no one could have ever imagined. This is a story of a lost sheep found, and a tragic life transformed. And more than that, it tells us of a Sheppard who was a savior who pursues. And that too is a story I pray you know well. Open your bibles now as we join Pastor John MacArthur for a front row seat to one of scriptures most exhilarating encounters. The story of our saviors love for Zacchaeus, his love for the lost and his love for us.

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