Presentation on theme: "Luke 19:5 “ I must stay at your house today. ” NIV."— Presentation transcript:
Luke 19:5 “ I must stay at your house today. ” NIV
Luke 19: 1-10 Search and rescue: Creator found His seeker (1-6). Accusation and rebuttal ( 7 - 8 ) Judgment and hope (9-10). Let us focus on Luke 19:5
Luke 19 : 5 “I must stay at your house today (v5)” God’s strong desire to be with his people in 2 words: must = δεῖ’ (Gk: dei ) = a necessity/ obligation stay = μένω (Gk : menō) = remain or abide God’s mercy also extends to the Gentiles who are faithful in Him (see hand out)
Big privilege if someone of renown comes to us Zacchaeus was honored as a reward for his repentance when Jesus chose to stay with him! We can be like Zacchaues - repentant, forgiven, blessed, and honored by God by His presence!
Back in the Old Testament, God would show Himself only for… Special group of people Special Occasion Special Place
Reflections Today, GOD chose us as His special people (saints), His dwelling (our body as a temple) in a special occasion (our baptism).
Lessons Thank God in prayer because He has chosen us to be His disciples, His dwelling! Be urgent in our repentance from our sins as our response of gratefulness and humility to God’s love ! In the same way when Jesus found Zacchaues more than 2000 years ago, the LORD JESUS is also telling us now: “I must stay at your house today (v5)”