Give it All Up for God
- Matthew 7:21 (ESV)
- Matthew 7:22 (ESV)
- Matthew 7:23 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:16 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:17 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:18 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:19 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:20 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:21 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:22 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:23 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:24 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:25 (ESV)
- Matthew 19:26 (ESV)
- Mark 10:20 (ESV)
- Mark 10:21 (ESV)
•What good deed must I have to have eternal life? - The big question!
•Follow the commandments
•Who can be saved and have eternal life?
1. Jesus shattered his (man asking) assumptions about Christianity.
• Man wants to know how he can Get into heaven and have eternal life.
-Christianity is something you can add to your life.
~Christianity is like a bomb that blows up an changes your life. It's not something you add. It's an absolutely new beginning. Your life transforms!
~You receive Christianity, you don't just partake in it
-Christianity is something that you do.
~Jesus Tells the man to sell all that he has an give it to the poor
~The man says not to have any idol before him and by liquidating all of his assets and giving them to the poor shows that he has no idols before God.
~The problem isn't that he wasn't good enough, it's that he thought he could be even though God is the only 'good' there is. You don't have to be 'good' to get into heaven, you have to ask for forgiveness and to understand that you are sinful but accept Gods grace.
2. Jesus Got Personal
-People ask why there can be so much pain and suffering and God allows it
-Or if God is so gracious why does he send them to hell?
-The cancer that is killing you is your money! Go give it up so it is not blocking what you should be following! God!
-God wants all that you are.
-The issue isn't just one more thing, it's giving everything.
-Jesus asked for the impossible, to give up everything! The man went away sulking for he had much land. Are your possessions so important that you can't give them up for eternal life.
3. It's impossible for anybody to be saved! This astonishes the disciples!
-With man with people this is impossible. Only through God is it possible!
-You cannot clean yourself up to be worthy of God
-But with God all things are possible!
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