Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 18:35-19:10)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Jesus called for Bartimaeus.
2. Jesus called to Zacchaeus.
3. Jesus came to save.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Jesus makes the connection to the gospel in this story. Jesus announces, “Today salvation has come to this house.” (Luke 19:9). Though it seems that Zacchaeus was trying to draw near to Jesus, it was in fact Jesus who came to save Zacchaeus. The mission of Christ to “seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10) remains his mission today. Zacchaeus met Jesus along the road, we meet Jesus by reading his Word. But either way, we don’t come to Jesus as much as he seeks us. For nobody comes to Jesus unless the Father draws him (John 6:44).
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 29 which starts on page 203 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Praise God for saving Zacchaeus and giving him grace to repent. Ask God to help you turn away from a love for money or your toys or anything else you might be tempted to love more than the Lord.