|Zacchaeus meets Jesus
(You can read this story in Luke chapter 19 verses 1 to 10)
Jesus went to a town called Jericho. A man called Zacchaeus lived in Jericho. His job was to collect taxes. He was very rich. Lots of people did not like Zacchaeus.
Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus. There was a big crowd of people.
Zacchaeus was a very short man. He could not see Jesus. So he climbed into a tree. Then Zacchaeus could see Jesus.
When Jesus came to the tree he stopped. He looked up into the tree and said, 'Come down Zacchaeus. I want to come to your house.'
Zacchaeus came down from the tree at once. He took Jesus to his house. He was very happy and gave Jesus some tea.
Lots of people were cross. They said, 'Jesus has gone to have tea with a bad man.'
But Zacchaeus said to Jesus,
'I am going to give half of everything I have to poor people. I have taken too much money from some people. I will give them back four times as much.'
Jesus said to Zacchaeus, 'Today you will be saved. You have been kind to me. You have trusted me. You will be happy for ever.'
1. Lots of people did not like Zacchaeus. He was a bad man.
2. But Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus very much.
3. Jesus knew all about Zacchaeus but he still loved him.
4. Zacchaeus met Jesus. He was sorry for all the bad things he had done. He trusted Jesus. He became a good man.
5. Zacchaeus was happy for the rest of his life and forever.
· DO YOU WANT TO MEET JESUS?
· JESUS WANTS TO MEET YOU. HE LOVES YOU JUST AS YOU ARE.
· HE CAN MAKE YOU VERY HAPPY
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