Sunday of Zacchaeus

    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (Word DOC format)
    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      1 Tim:4-9-15, Luke 19:1-10
      1999
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    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      2001
    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (Word DOC format)
    • Zacchaeus Sunday
      2002
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    • Sunday Of Zaccheaus
      2007-01-21
    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Sunday Of Zaccheaus
      Encouragement
      2008-02-10
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    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      2009-02-01
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    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      Luke 19-1-10
      2010-01-17
    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      He Sought To See Jesus Who He Was
      Luke 19-1-10
      2011--02-06
      SYNOPSIS:Jesus will show Himself to every man, without exception. Why is it that some, such as Zacchaeus see Him as He really is, and others such as the crowd who judged Zacchaeus, do not see Him even though He is in their midst? The whole point to life is to "see Jesus", that is, to know Him. Zacchaeus gives us import instructions as to how to accomplish this. Every day, we must be like Zacchaeus, recognizing who we are, and how little we are and how much our sins present an obstacle to knowing God, and run ahead of them to await the Lord coming to us. HE will always come - are we always in the proper state of mind to receive Him?
    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      Process Of Repentance
      2012-01-29
      SYNOPSIS:The Story of the repentance of Zacchaeus, the "chief among the publicans" marks the beginning of the preparation period for Great Lent, which in turn prepares us for Pascha. We look at this story in the larger context of what we should be doing in Great Lent. It is *not* just about fasting and repentance! It is more about opening ourselves to the grace of God to be changed and healed. This is what happened to Zacchaeus, and we look into our Lord's dealings with him and his response in detail, with the aim that both would teach us how to live in a way that makes us more able to receive the grace of God and change, and be truly happy.
    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      Zacchaeus Make Haste And Come Down For To Day I Must Abide At Thy House
      2012-02-17
    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Sunday Of Zacchaeus
      Make Haste
      Luke 19-1-10
      2014-02-02
      SYNOPSIS:Why the story of Zacchaeus today, as the first of 5 Sundays preparing for Great Lent? Also a discussion of the very important terms: "He was little of stature" and "Make haste!" We should all have "Zacchaeus moments" many times. How do we learn to have these indispensable moments? Do not be afraid if you are weak; be very afraid of you are not trying hard. That is part of the message of Zaccaheus.
    • 1st Sunday before Great Lent (mp3 format)
    • Repentance 101
      Little Run Climb Make Haste
      Luke 19-1-10
      2015-01-25
      SYNOPSIS:The story of Zacchaeus is "Repentance 101" for Christians. It tells us WHAT to do, but MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY, it tells us HOW to do it. The process of repentance and the cleansing and healing it brings is fully. It involves things gradual and things that are sudden, and sometimes even instantaneous. We can learn from the important words Luke uses regarding Zacchaeus: that he was LITTLE and that he RAN and CLIMBED, and that the Lord told him to MAKE HASTE, and that he promised that he would give all his wealth away. We will see the remembrance of death, making comparisons, feeling little, when to run and climb, when to make haste, the visitation of grace, changing something that does not change, and the BEST NEWS in the Gospel, which means good news - when a man changes and is healed of his passions.
    • "Zacchaeus moments". We have them too. Great Lent is the best time of the year to learn to listen for them. (mp3 format)
    • Zacchaeus Sunday
      Luke 19:1-10
      2016-02-14
      SYNOPSIS:There is a grave marker in a Utah cemetery showing a boy standing from his wheelchair and reaching towards the heavens. His paralysis is over now. This image is an apt metaphor for the purpose of Great Lent. Since Zacchaeus Sunday is the unofficial beginning of the preparation period for Great Lent, we discuss the purpose of Great Lent in the context of his "Zacchaeus moment". The church will talk about many such moments in the coming weeks and all of Great Lent - with Gospels on the Publican and the Pharisee, the Prodigal son, and much about St Mary of Egypt in the 5th week. All of these had "Zacchaeus moments". We do too, and we must learn to listen for them and "make haste" when we hear them. (The statue is worth seeing, and reading about the memorable child Matthew Stafford is also worthwhile, at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7140314
    • Overview of the common theme in the Gospels for the 5 Sundays preceding Great Lent. (mp3 format)
    • 2017
      SYNOPSIS:Simply put, for the Christian who has faith and EFFORT, even his small amount of good will always beat bad.
    • Zacchaeus Sunday: A little good always wins over bad. (mp3 format)
    • Luke 19:1-10
      2017
      SYNOPSIS:Learning from the bad and the good in the Gospels. What is the purpose of Great Lent, and how do we go about achieving it? The story of Zacchaeus (this is OUR story!), along with all the other Gospels on the Sundays before Great Lent teaches that we can only give a little bit of good to God, but if we give what we have (with faith and of course, effort), He will magnify our small effort, and it will always be greater than the bad we do. We must give *something*. We also take note of the sin of the Pharisees and how it makes a person unable to be saved, not matter whatever good or bad they do.



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