Mark 10:1And he arose from there, and cameinto the coasts of Judea by the fartherside of Jordan. The people went out tohim again and, as was his custom, hetaught them again...
Mark 10:17-18And when he had gone forth into theway, a man came running, knelt downto him, and asked him, "Good Master,what shall I do in order to inherit eternallife?“ And Jesus said to him, "Why doyou call me good? There is none goodbut one, that is, God.
Mark 10:19-20You know the commandments, Do notcommit adultery, Do not kill, Do notsteal, Do not bear false witness, Donot defraud, Honor your father andmother." And he answered and said tohim, "Master, I have observed all thesefrom my youth."
Mark 10:21Then Jesus, looking upon him, lovedhim, and said to him, "One thing youlack; go your way, sell whatsoever youhave, and give to the poor, and youshall have treasure in heaven; And come, take up the cross, andfollow me."
Mark 10:22-23And he was sad at that saying, andwent away grieved, for he had greatpossessions.And Jesus looked around and said tohis disciples, "How difficult it shall befor those who have riches to enter intothe kingdom of God!"
Mark 10:24And the disciples were astonished athis words.But Jesus answered again, and said tothem, "Children, how hard is it for thosewho trust in riches to enter into thekingdom of God!
Mark 10:25-26“It is easier for a camel to go throughthe eye of a needle, than for a rich manto enter into the kingdom of God.”And they were astonished beyondmeasure, saying among themselves,"Who then can be saved?"
Mark 10:27-28And Jesus looking upon them said,"With men it is impossible, but not withGod; for with God all things arepossible."Then Peter began to say to him,"Look, we have left everything, andhave followed you."
Mark 10:29And Jesus answered and said,"Truly, I say to you:There is no man who has left house, orbrothers, or sisters, or father, ormother, or wife, or children, or lands,for my sake, and the gospels…
Mark 10:30-31"But he shall receive a hundredfold nowin this time, houses, and brothers, andsisters, and mothers, and children, andlands, with persecutions; and in theworld to come eternal life."But many who are first shall be last,and the last first."
The Way The heart of Mark: Chapters 8, 9, 10 Learning about:His Messiahship… and Our discipleship
You Can’t Take It With You
Looks can be deceiving……it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:25)
How does that verse go?…the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. (1 Timothy 6:10)
Anyone can be greedy… "...how hard it is for those who trust in richesto enter into the kingdom of God.“ (Mark 10:24)
A commendable man… 2. He came running 3. He knelt before Jesus 4. He believed the Word
Failing to recognize Jesus Jesus – a great rabbi? Or the Son of God?
Turning Jesus intoanother lifestyle choiceJesus – a lifestyle choice? Or Lord of All?
Failing to see we can’t make it without Him The false supports of : - Our own riches- Our own righteousness
The Gift of Salvation “…the wages of sin is death;but the gift of God is eternal lifethrough Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
1. He sees things clearly ! “Children, how hard is it for those who trust in richesto enter into the kingdom of God!” Mark 10:24
2. He knows what lies ahead ! I know the plans I have for you… Jer. 29:11
3. He multiplies what He handles…but he shall receive a hundredfold… Mark 10:29-30
4. He is able to do anything ! "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.“ Mark 10:27
Able to save you! …He [Jesus] is able… to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, because he ever livesto make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25