Rev Dr Richard Chung
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Worship Series: “5 Characters We Meet in Heaven”  -  Part 2 of 5  

Text: Luke 19:1-10

Sermon Title:  “ The Little Zach” (All Saints’ Sunday)

Synopsis:

In the core of every human being, there is a yearning that nothing or no one can satisfy. No amount of money or power, success or happiness, knowledge or wisdom can ever satisfy the deep yearning of the human soul.
This yearning resides and comes from a deep place within the human soul. This the sacred place where God desires to dwell, where the human soul finds true home. Until we find a home where our soul takes rest, we will wander aimlessly. And, in desperation, we will try to fill the void with little wealth, little power, and little success like the Little Zach (Luke 19:1-10) did. We are left feeling more desperate and lost than before.
The truth is, nothing or no one will ever be able to fill that void. We can hide and mask our yearning. We can try to patch and stuff our desperation temporarily with many little things. But the deep ache remains at the core of our soul. When heaven descends in Jesus Christ, all of our littleness will be lifted, our deep yearning will be satisfied, and our soul will be ready to receive our salvation. Only Jesus can satisfy our yearning and set us free to truly live as a citizen of heaven.

 

Recorded November 3, 2019
at the 10 am Worship Service
of Knox United Church Vancouver
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Richard Chung