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A.Real.Live.Audit (Luke 19:1-10)

Dennis R. Wiles, April 6, 2014
Part of the PLANTED...In The Big Story series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Dennis R. Wiles
FBC Arlington
April 6, 2014

. . . In The Big Story
Easter 2014
A. Real. Live. Audit
Luke 19:1-10

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Text: Luke 19:1-10

Audit – an official examination and verification of accounts and records

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

PURPOSE – Zacchaeus discovered his reason for existence through a personal relationship with Jesus.

TRANSFORMATION – A camel can fit through the eye of a needle!

INFLUENCE – Through restitution, Zacchaeus became both an example of and an agent of restoration.

Luke 19:1-10

19:1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (ESV)