06 – “Zacchaeus” (Seeing Jesus)
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Zacchaeus and the crowd that judges him represent two kinds of injury: those who hurt others because of self interest and those who do so because of their religious self-righteousness. In today’s message we see how Jesus addresses both hurts as Pastor Israel invites us to bring our injury to the Lord.

In the chapter right before the one containing Zacchaeus’ story, Jesus claims that nothing is impossible for God. Whether we feel inadequate or injured, God can make us new, while the restoration and healing of salvation comes to our “house.”

If you’d like to learn more about the Bible and how to engage it for yourself, we’d recommend The Paradigm. It’s a great Bible Project podcast featuring guests discussing the core ideas that shape the way biblical authors intended for us to read the Bible. You can check it out here: https://bibleproject.com/podcast/series/paradigm/