Connection to the Bigger Story

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Connection to the Bigger Story

August 22, 2021

Ed Traverse

Connecting to the bigger story of God




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Our story is a matter of perspective

Luke 19:1-4
1 He entered Jericho and was passing through.  2  And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and
was rich.  3  And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature.  4  So he ran on
ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 

Our story is connected to His story

Luke 19:5-7
5  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.”  6  So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully.  7  And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of
a man who is a sinner.”

Connection to Jesus changes our story

Luke 19:8-10
8  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.”  9  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.”