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  • How to Enter the Kingdom of God

    Luke 18:15-30

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  • God Gives Us His Words of Eternal LifeLuke 18:15-30

    Found on page 877 in our guest Bibles.

    Todays Scripture:

  • What I mean to say is that there are many

    things about Christianity that attract me. The

    figure of Jesus is extremely attractive. Its difficult not to fall in love

    with that person. ~ Leonard Cohen

  • How to Enter the Kingdom of God

    Luke 18:15-30

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  • 15 Now they were bringing even infants

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    to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebukedthem.

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    [When Jesus saw it, he was indignant.]- Mark 10:13

    16 But Jesus called them to him, sayingLet the children come to me, and do nothinder them, for to such belongs the king-dom of God.[And he took them in his arms and bless-ed them, laying his hands on them.]

    - Mark 10:16

  • 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not

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    receive the kingdom of God like a childshall not enter it.

  • At the time the disciples came to Jesus, saying Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

  • At the time the disciples came to Jesus, saying Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

    And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like

    this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew 18:1-4

  • one of these little ones who

    believe in me~ Jesus of Nazareth in

    The Gospel of Matthew 18:5

  • 18 And a ruler asked him, Good Teacher,

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    what must I do to inherit eternal life?

  • 19 And Jesus said to him, Why do you

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    call me good? No one is good except God alone.

  • 20 You know the commandments:

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    Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.

  • 21 All of these I have kept from my youth.

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  • An answer more full of darkness and self-

    ignorance it is difficult to conceive! He who made it could have known nothing

    rightly, either about himself, or God, or Gods law.

    ~ JC Ryle (1816-1900)Anglican Bishop of Liverpool

  • 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him,

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    One thing you still lack. Sell all that youhave and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and comefollow me. 23 But when he heard thesethings, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.

  • To sell his possessions was not to add one more act of

    pious religion, but to subtract all the things that were

    standing in the way of his entrance into heaven. It was not simply this asset or that

    asset that he needed to divest. The man needed to eliminate everything in his life that was

    keeping him from giving his life to Jesus. In his particular

    case, this meant giving away everything he had.

  • If Jesus gave us this simple test, would we

    pass it ?

  • For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and

    lose his soul?~ Jesus of Nazareth in

    The Gospel of Mark 8:36

  • Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for

    he had great possessions.

    ~ The Gospel of Mark 10:22

  • ~ CS Lewis, Oxford Professor Mere Christianity

    All that we call human historyis the long terrible story of

    man trying to find something other than God which will make

    him happy.

  • 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become

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    sad, said, How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom ofGod! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom ofGod.

  • 26 Those who heard it [were exceedingly

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    astonished - Mark 10:26] said, Then who canbe saved?

  • 27 But he said, What is impossible with

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    man is possible with God.

  • Why does Luke record this account in his historical

    biography of Jesus?

    Important Question

  • To enter the kingdom of God, we must desire the kingdom of God.

    For where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.

  • Jesuss command to follow him is a command to align our loves and longings with

    histo want what God wants, to desire what God

    desires, to hunger and thirst after God and crave a world where he is all in alla vision encapsulated

    by the shorthand the kingdom of God.

  • Jesus is a teacher who doesnt just inform our intellect but forms our

    very loves. He isnt content to simply deposit new ideas into your mind;

    he is after nothing less than your wants, your loves, your longings.

  • 28 And Peter said, See we have left our

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    homes and followed you.

  • 29 And he said to them, Truly, I say to

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    you, there is no one who has left houseor wife or brothers or parents or children,for the sake of the kingdom of God, whowill not receive many times more in thistime, and in the age to come eternal life.

  • When young the Christians told me /

    how we pinned Jesus / like a butterfly against the wood / and I wept

    beside paintings of Calvary / at velvet

    wound / and delicate twisted feet.

    ~ Leonard Cohen

  • When you see him dying to make you

    his treasure, that will make him yours.

    ~ Tim Keller, Counterfeit Gods

  • May you know that it is the Fathers good pleasure to give you the kingdom, & May you desire it above all else.

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