And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.…
I. HOW TO SEEK CHRIST, AS ILLUSTRATED BY ZACCHEUS.
1. We must go in the way along which He appoints us to go.
(1) Christ's way is that of the sanctuary.
(2) Christ's way is that of the Holy Scriptures.
(3) Christ's way is that of the closet.
2. We must go with earnest resolution. Be not deterred by station, connections, business occupation, or fear of abuse or ridicule.
3. We must go in time. There comes a last opportunity to each. It may be to-day.
II. WHAT COMES OF SUCH SEEKING OF CHRIST?
1. Christ stops in His course to take note of the seeker.
2. He comes to such homes and blesses them. Where Jesus enters, salvation goes.
3. He makes the seeker's heart just and tender.
4. He defends us against persecution.Conclusion —
1. Have you ever thus sought Christ?
2. What effect has your Christian profession had on your life?
(P. C. Croll.)
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