Week 3 of a six-week series called Lost and Found. Usually this story about a man named Zacchaeus is told as an evil-doer, villain-turned-good story because the superhero, in this case Jesus, confronted the villain about his behavior, his actions, and then the villain repents. How often do we read this scripture story from this perspective? From the angry crowd’s perspective?
In this six-week series, we continue to explore how the promises of God are fulfilled in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the lens of the Gospel of Luke. We look at some of the parables of Jesus as well as his death and resurrection. These stories are mixed with immense grief, loss, celebration and joy. We discover that the very character of the Triune God is about restoration and reconciliation of relationships. For what has been lost has been found.