October 31, 2010
Read Luke 19:1-10.
At this point anyone who grew up in English speaking Sunday Schools is thinking about the song, so let’s go ahead and get that out of the way. Feel free to sing along.
How’s that for a cheesy intro? Zacchaeus is the classic children’s story. The story is told and sang and colored and dramatized in Sunday Schools around the world. In fact, this story has been told so many times that it has become trite. But maybe the short little man still has something to say.
If we read through the whole book of Luke with a careful eye, we see something surprising in the Zacchaeus story - everything! This is a narrative summary of the whole gospel of Luke up to this point. In one simple story, Luke has woven together all of the key themes of his entire story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. ...
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