Radically Great: No Jesus No Life, Know Jesus Know Life Luke 18:18-34

Radically Great: No Jesus No Life, Know Jesus Know Life Luke 18:18-34

NO JESUS NO LIFE – KNOW JESUS KNOW LIFE – Luke 18:18-34

 

18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honour your father and mother.’”21 “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Luke 18:18-23)

 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” (Luke 18:29-30)

What comes first in your life?

Starting with the rich young ruler…

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.[ ]
  2. You shall not make idols. [ ]
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. [ ]
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. [  ]
  1. Honour your father and your mother. [✓   ]
  2. You shall not murder. [✓ ]
  3. You shall not commit adultery. [✓]
  4. You shall not steal. [✓]
  5. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. [✓]
  6. You shall not covet. [ ]

5/6 is not 10/10

 

1)No Jesus, No Life

What’s in the #1 spot in your life? ______________________________

Money? Relationships? Career? Family and Kids?  Popularity? Respectability? Influence / Power?

Warning!

 “Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!  Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:24-25)

 

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

“Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”  Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:26-27)

 

2)Know Jesus, Know Life…eternal

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.” (Luke 18:19)

 

 “Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” (Luke 18:31-33)

 

3)Know Jesus, Know Life…in all it’s fullness

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” (Luke 18:29-30)

 

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

 These promises find their fulfilment in Christian community. When we are being the best St James’ Church we can be, then that is how Jesus builds his kingdom!

Are we willing to serve one another?

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