1. Is it worth the work not to give up?
– a lot of times we see the obstacles coming in our lives
– the crowd for Zaccheaus
– the crowd can hold you back
– Zaccheaus was short
– you cannot let your limitations keep you from where God wants you to go
– Zaccheaus had a bad reputation
– don’t let excuses make you miss Jesus
– matthew was following Jesus and it gave Zaccheaus hope because matthew was a chief tax collector as well
– THE WORLD NEEDS HOPE
– It’s worth the work to see Jesus
– Zaccheaus wanted to get to a better vantage point so he could see Jesus
– We think we’re really seeking Jesus but Jesus is seeking US
– Jesus passed through town to see Zaccheaus and even knew his name
– Jesus saw something different in Zaccheaus
– How many times does fear keep us in the tree?
– Many times God is calling you into the unknown but we’re afraid
– OBEDIENCE CAUSES BREAKTHROUGH
2. Is it worth the work to say yes?
– when you say yes there are gonna be haters
3. Is it worth the work to make things right?
– repentance is the first step to making things right in your life & for someone else
– religion says “change and you will find god” but god says “if you seek me i will change you”