Jesus wanted to share the good news of God with everyone. When he saw how interested Zacchaeus was to see him (climbing a tree for a good view was exceptional behaviour), he responded with delight. Jesus looked beyond the man's reputation as a tax collector. Zacchaeus would have been shunned by the other Jews because he collaborated with the Roman authorities. Jesus saw Zacchaeus as someone who was 'lost' and who could be brought back into the community.

Session aim: To understand that God's kingdom is for everyone.

From 50 Praise, Pray and Play Sessions - Easy-to-run all-age outlines for use throughout the week by Rona Orme.

Publisher: BRF - view more
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