This is a sermon given by Ben back in October 2010 reflecting on the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10).
It has been downloaded more times than any other sermon posted on the NWPC website to date (140 times).
But more importantly, it serves as a reminder of how the love of Christ can transform us…
and how much we are valued and loved by God…
A Transformed Life (Luke 19: 1-10)
by Dr. Ben Trawick
Should you ever set out to tell someone the story of Zacchaeus, you’d better back off and give yourself plenty of room. The story
cannot properly be told, you see, without the use of some pretty EXTRAVAGANT gestures! Everything about the story of Zacchaeus is larger than life, except for Zacchaeus himself, and he’s so small that even his smallness is a BIG DEAL.
How small is he?
He’s soooo short that when it rains, he’s the last one to know.
He’s soooo short, he can sit on the curb and dangle his legs.
He’s soooo short, he can’t drive a mini-van, he has to drive a mini-minivan!
But the reason Zacchaeus’ stature is of any consequence at all to this story is that Zacchaeus’ small size prevents him, amid the crowds, from seeing who Jesus is. And he really wants…..needs….to see who Jesus is–in the way that everybody who has ever felt like nobody really needs to see who Jesus is…
To read or listen to the entire sermon, click here: A TRANSFORMED LIFE