Luke 16 rich man and lazarus

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Luke 16 rich man and lazarus

  1. 1. Luke 16: 19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus 19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man‟s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham‟s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, „Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.‟ 25 “But Abraham replied, „Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
  2. 2. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.‟ 27 “He answered, „Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.‟ 29 “Abraham replied, „They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.‟ 30 “„No, father Abraham,‟ he said, „but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.‟ 31 “He said to him, „If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.‟”
  3. 3. Literary Techniques: • Hyperbole – deliberate exaggeration for effect • Foreshadowing – hint of the future plot is revealed to engage interest and make you think
  4. 4. What were some of the causes of becoming poor in the Bible? • Becoming a Widow • Being an Orphan • Being a Stranger in the land (Deut. 24:21; Psalm 146:9) • Becoming sick or disabled
  5. 5. 19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. Let‟s look at “Dives” – the Rich man: 1. Clothed in Purple 1. Purple was made in an time consuming process in the city of Tyre by gathering a special sea snail and gathering the dye. 2. Fine Linen 1. Obviously if they had the most expensive color dye they would use it on the most expensive linen or material they had available to them. 3. Fared sumptuously every day 1. Hyperbole ? Maybe but either way he was “eating out” much more than we would expect a person to do.
  6. 6. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. And now Lazarus – the poor man: 1. Lazarus means He whom God helps 2. He has sores all over (see Job 2:7) 3. Did people bring him to the gate? Was he abandoned there? 4. Even the dogs seem to have sympathy on him where the rich man doesn‟t.
  7. 7. Although their lives on Earth were very different their end was the same! Both Died!! Why is it important to do missions? This is why: 22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham‟s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. Hebrews 9:27 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  8. 8. 24 So he called to him, „Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.‟ 25 “But Abraham replied, „Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
  9. 9. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.‟
  10. 10. 27 “He answered, „Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.‟ 29 “Abraham replied, „They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.‟ 30 “„No, father Abraham,‟ he said, „but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.‟ 31 “He said to him, „If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.‟” • Do we also seek signs and miracles in order to believe? • Are we waiting for something “BIG” to happen? • Maybe we think that if we have a visitation from God then we will be “Completely Sold out for Christ”?!? •  v.31 Foreshadowing!
  11. 11.  Don‟t be these people!  God called us to have compassion on the poor and to understand their plight.  Will you let the dogs show more mercy than you do?

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