Rich Young Ruler — Sell Your Possessions! Give To Poor — Possibility — Eternal Life —Lessons from Luke 18

Luke 18:18-43 New Living Translation (NLT)

The Rich Man

18 Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good.20 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother.’[a]

21 The man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”

22 When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

23 But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.

24 When Jesus saw this,[b] he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! 25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

26 Those who heard this said, “Then who in the world can be saved?”

27 He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”

References & reflections

[1] https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/what-is-impossible-for-man-is-possible-with-god/

Prosperity Gospel — What’s Wrong?

Suffering as Christians

1 Peter 4:11-13

11 If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you,as though something strange were happening to you.
13 But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory.

References & Reflections

[1] https://slideplayer.com/slide/14388905/
[2] https://biblehub.com/1_peter/4-12.htm

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