First base: Salvation – beginning a personal relationship with Jesus
Second base: Spiritual Maturity – Discipleship
What is your why?
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
Being lost is exhausting.
Keep the outsiders out and the insiders in
And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. . . . Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” . . .“Salvation has come to this home today . . .For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”
“Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found, T'was blind but now I see”
- John Newton, song: “Amazing Grace”