gty.org/resources/sermons/42-233

If you will, open your Bible to the eighteenth chapter of the gospel of Luke as we continue in our second message, dealing with the passage where the encounter between Jesus and the rich young ruler is described. Luke chapter 18 and actually it runs from verse 18 down through verse 30.

Just by way of a bit of a review from last Lord's day, in this passage we meet a young man. He is a young man by all human standards who is everything that a young man could be and should be. He is moral. He is religious. He is devout. He is a leader. He is prosperous. He is respected. He is influential. He has been elevated to a position in society of Israel reserved for those who are just the very, very best. He is the ruler of a synagogue and that would be an achievement of great note for a young man.

But there is a huge missing element in his life. By his own admission, he does not possess eternal life. That is, that quality of life which connects him to God. Yes he is religious, yes he is moral, yes he is by all human standards good and devout and has fulfilled all of the duties and responsibilities of his religion, all the ceremonies, rituals and rites, in every sense he is a leader morally and spiritually and socially, but he is empty of what he wants most and that is a relationship with God defined as possessing that life which belongs to God and lasts forever. It is that kind of life in Jewish thinking that brought peace and joy and rest and hope and confidence and security and assurance and heaven. He knew he didn't have it....

j vimeo.com/59277139

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…