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Jesus meets Zacchaeus

Tax collector Zacchaeus repents after meeting Jesus.
Story also available on our translated website: Polish
This man’s name is Zacchaeus. He was a very little man, but he had a great big problem. He was very disobedient, just like you and me. He was a tax collector who overcharges people so he could get rich. But God loved Zacchaeus so much He made a way for his sins to be forgiven. That way was the Lord Jesus Christ. – Slide 1
One day Jesus entered the town of Jericho, the very town where Zacchaeus lived. Lots of people rushed to see Jesus. – Slide 2
But one man in the crowd could not see Jesus! Look, it’s Zacchaeus! He was so short he had to climb up into a big tree just to get a peek at Jesus. – Slide 3
When Jesus saw Zacchaeus in the tree He said, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.’ – Slide 4
The crowd gasped that Jesus was willing to go and have a meal with someone who cheated and stole. – Slide 5
Now no one in Jericho wanted to stay at Zacchaeus’ house. No one in all of Jericho liked Zacchaeus. But Jesus loved Zaccheus because Jesus loves all people, even when they have done bad things. – Slide 6
Jesus and Zacchaeus had a great visit. And something wonderful happened to Zacchaeus! He decided to give money to the poor and give back four times more than what he had stolen! Hmmm? What made Zacchaeus turn from an ungodly sinner into a man that cared about others? The love of Jesus Christ! – Slide 7
Jesus loved Zacchaeus so much He was willing to die on the cross for his sins. Zacchaeus believed in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour and his sins were forgiven! He was now a child of God, and Heaven is his home! – Slide 8
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