True-Ish | Week 4
Zacchaeus was a traitorous, thieving bully who was isolated and disconnected from the ‘right’ side of the tracks. And Jesus wanted him so much that He found Zacchaeus' hiding spot, drew him out into relationship and spent time with him. Ultimately, his encounter with Jesus changed everything about how Zacchaeus lived.
Like Jesus with Zaccheus the church should be a means for restoring the lost and rejected by seeking them out, not by remaining isolated from them. We can’t separate ourselves from sinners and become disconnected so much that we can’t come over for dinner!