Zacchaeus was a short man with a bad reputation who had an irresistible desire to see Jesus as He passed through Jericho. Alistair Begg explains that although Zacchaeus went to great lengths to see Jesus, their encounter played out according to the Lord’s purposes. Just as a radical transformation took place in the life Zacchaeus, our lives cannot be the same once salvation comes.
An Extraordinary Encounter
What was it like to have a face-to-face encounter with Jesus? From the physically broken man of Mark 2, to the devoted religious man of John 3, and to the promiscuous woman of John 4, Jesus personally engaged unlikely individuals with extraordinary results. None of them walked away from their encounter with Christ unchanged. In this series, Alistair Begg reminds us that each of these individuals had something else in common: their greatest need was not for physical healing or stature, but for a Savior. Jesus offered them a spiritual transformation, and He offers the same thing to us today.