The message on June 26 is based on the wonderful story of Zaccheaus. Many folks grew up in Sunday School singing the story of "the Wee Little Man." Enjoy becoming reacquainted with the Zaccheaus song. As I talked about this song in the days before the sermon, I was surprised about how many people had never heard the song. It was a reminder than many folks around Sumas did not grow up in the church. So for some, this song may be brand new. The morning message is posted below the "read more" tab.
If you could read this as if it is the first time, not knowing a thing about the disciples of Jesus, the first thing you should do is shudder when you read the word “tax” / “tax collector.” Put everything else out of your mind, and hear the phrase: “Income Tax.”
“hmmm can't seem to clean the house I start in one corner move everything and when I turn around there it is again! Cleaning house is way over rated! If it wasn't so messy I would have someone do it for me. :-)" -- Amy Dunlap, Facebook posting
Your home, a place like no other. Your personal life is centered in your home. You are selective about who you let into your home. Best friends see who you really are. Family is constant, fighting, loving, learning, resting. Home is where memories are built, people are most themselves. There are different styles, I think of my home as the place to enjoy my family, an oasis from the stress of life, a refuge to rest. I look in at other homes, and I admire the good folks who open up their home to foster children, for example. Margarette and Al Guthrie’s daughter, Cami and her husband Steve, are amazing as she manages to enjoy a pack of kids living with her constantly, it’s her home. When it’s your home you make the rules: Sally and I tried to have a safe home for all the neighborhood kids when our children were younger, so that if a kid got rude or overly aggressive we’d send him on his way telling him to try again tomorrow. A home is a sanctuary.
What’s Right? We focus so much on everything that’s wrong, but there is so much that is right! How easy to list everything that is wrong…what’s wrong with your world/life/ teachers/the community/the government, but there is great value in focusing on the good, the positive, the desires of God are wanting the best for his children.