In this episode of Biblical Talks, we discuss Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector in chapter 19 of Luke. Generally, most people at a certain stage in their life has or will have the experience of feeling lost. Sadly, some people are lost and don’t know it.
But the good news is Jesus of Nazareth is in the business of seeking and saving the lost. And Zacchaeus is an excellent example. Why? Because many of the tax collectors were dishonest. Hence, they were ‘lost’ in the sin of deceiving others.
Moreover, the people of that time viewed Zacchaeus as the worst of the worst. again, because he was a chief tax collector.
Now, here are a couple questions for you. Have you read about Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector? If so, what are your thoughts? If you haven’t, no worries, we’ve got you covered.
Either way, come go with us in your bible or bible app to Luke 19:1-10 The Living Bible.
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Then get encouraged by joining Lady V and me in this Biblical Talk — Lost and Found
Scriptures Referenced in Episode Discussion
|Luke 19:1-10||Jeremiah 1:5|
|Romans 10:9-10||John 3:16-17|
Receive your Free Gift of Salvation – The Gospel of Jesus Christ
If you are reading this, it is not by chance. This is your time to receive the Gift of Salvation through Christ Jesus.
Now, you may be wondering, “Why do I need that?” Oh, I’m so glad you asked. The Bible says, that because
Adam ate fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil — he released sin into the world.
And ultimately, Adam’s sin brought death and death spread to everyone.
No doubt, you may be thinking, “Of course, everyone is going to die.” But, my question to you is “Where will you spend eternity?” Because there is life after death. In fact, when you die you go to one of two places — heaven or hell.
Also, it is important to understand that, Adam’s sin also brought an eternity in hell. But for those who choose not to receive the free gift of eternal life. Thus, you must make that choice before you take your last breath.
“For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”
To sum it all up, Romans 6:23 New Living Translation says,
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
So, if you are reading this, don’t let another day go by without receiving this life-changing gift.
“8 …“The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.” And that message is the very message about faith that we preach:
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins. I ask You to forgive me. I want to follow You, Jesus. I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. By faith, I receive You, Jesus Christ, and your gift of grace. Come into my heart, into my life, and be my Lord and Savior.
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Bible Study Resources
- Holy Bible [NLT, NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, KJV]
- Bible App by YouVersion
- NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible
- Read the Bible Online – Bible Gateway
- Read the Bible and Commentaries Online – Bible Hub
- Read Living by the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible by Howard G. Hendricks
Do you have questions about whether or not the Christianity is true? Then checkout the following books:
- The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel
- Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Warner Wallace
- Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case by Frank Turek
Christ-Centered Grace Ministries
Check out the following biblical teaching from a Christ-centered perspective:
- Stand to Reason – str.org
- BibleThinker – biblethinker.org
- The Beat – allenparr.com
- Cold Case Christianity – coldcasechristianity.com
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