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How Much You Matter to God—Luke 19:1-10
4 Ways We Judge Our Worth
By Appearance—How do i look? By Achievement—What have i accomplished?
By Approval—How well am I liked? By Affluence—What do i own?
the greatest changes in our lives take place when we see ourselves as God sees us.
1He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. Verse 1-4
NO MATTER HOW INSIGNIFICANT I FEEL, [JESUS NOTICES ME] !
WHEN JESUS CAME TO THE PLACE, HE LOOKED UP…Verse 5a
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed. Psalms 139:16
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. 7 But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7
NO MATTER WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT ME, [JESUS LOVES ME] !
WHEN JESUS CAME TO THE PLACE, HE LOOKED UP AND SAID TO HIM, “ZACCHAEUS” Vs 5b
All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” V7
9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10
If my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me up. Psalms 27:10
NO MATTER WHAT I’VE DONE [JESUS WANTS ME] !
“ZACCHAEUS, HURRY AND COME DOWN; FOR I MUST STAY AT YOUR HOUSE TODAY.”
Everyone that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away. John 6:37
HOW SHOULD I RESPOND
So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. Verse 6
8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” 9 Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost. Verses 8-10