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October 25, 2020 2:00 am
Stu continues on through The Book Of Luke.
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This is the Truth Network, the man it was too good to go to heaven, otherwise known by many as the rich young ruler.
We talked about him last week we met him last week and experience truth in our journey through the book of Luke, the gospel of Luke Luke chapter 18 this week were asked the question or let Jesus answer the question that he, the disciples before and that is who can be saved.
Robbie Gilmore, the Christian God is with me. He's an awesome man of God in a in a fellow Christian radio talkshow host and the director of syndication for the Truth Network and so many stations that carry experience truth and truth talk weekend and all of our podcasting and who knows how your hearing me talk to you today but were glad you're here and were so excited to buckle up and jump into the Bible bless your get the word together.
Robbie read the passage this week and I team disorder right into the highlights are 34 and those who heard it said, who then can be saved. But he said the things which are impossible with men are possible with God than Peter said, see, we have left all and followed you. And he said to them, assuredly, I say to you, there's no one left who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children for the sake of the kingdom of God shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life and he took the 12 aside and said to them, behold, we are going up to Jerusalem on all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished, for he will be delivered to the Gentiles will be mocked and insulted and spit upon, they will scourge him and kill him. In the third day he will rise again, but they understood none of these things saying listening was hidden from them, and they did not know the things of which were spoken while so much going on there. Robbie asked the first question that will cut connectors to what's happening in the in Luke chapter 18 here so it's actually how hard does one have to work and how much money does one have to earn to get to heaven.
There were some he was a were human were more like human doings in human beings and we were earners were trying to commerce Robbie for work hard enough to do enough for you. You will accept me were people pleasers, but by nature and the question right out of the gate.
When this the guy who seems to be the poster child, the one who the rich young ruler, he would've been a perfect candidate to become a disciple of Jesus. He was wealthy, it ends in that day a sign of wealth was a sign of God's favor. He was devoutly religious. He checked off all the boxes, even strategies all these commands I care for my youth. He was right on his way. It seemed like he saw Jesus inquired about eternal either. He's coming the Lord is saying, what must I do. Interesting that language what must I do, so he again is in that works salvation mode. It says in another gospel account that yes he fell on his knees before Jesus when he inquired of Christ. So yeah this a question of his question. Can anyone be saved on the heels of the ideal candidate communities is the rich young ruler who goes away, weeping. So this disciples are just befuddled in their thinking.
If this guy did make the cut and who can. Jesus said the things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Luke 1827 is a great verse, verse, we should all memorize because we talk about great great miracles we talk about creation whatever the resurrection, but one of the greatest miracles. The Bible is the new creation in the resurrection of the dead soul is called regeneration is called taking a sinner from being lost to being saved that his transformation and care what to do it on TV says he says he can no clean up your mangled you know whatever your beleaguered by woodier malady is the greatest thing is like.
I challenge all of our pastors on TV, on radio everywhere to preach the gospel because the gospel is the power of God salvation it changes lives forever and it is only possible that someone is sinful as the rear of the sinful public and what this table pray with you on Thursday and this status of the unrighteous and then the self-righteous Pharisee.
It's only possible by God's work. And then Peter boasts he said see we have left all verse 28 and followed you. So Jesus comes in any corrects that any says assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who is left house or parents or brothers or wife or children for the sake of the kingdom of God. So Jesus comes in with a pretty solid and a priest solid almost rebuke on this impossibility thing and that's where we get to this question right here Robbie which I think is you hones in and then we'll get into what what it means to have this. What would we gain by phone leaving losing in a well of the beauty of it is that that the ointments in the first half the sentence. No one is left out actually say no and that is left, houses or brothers or wife or children for the sake of the kingdom of God. No one who has done that will fail to receive in any way find out in Mark chapter 10 actually work with God is going to do for those any says 100 mother, her father's ancestors and and for those of us who like do a devotional in a retirement home. I'm in the study.
I have 100 mother's is one of the joys of my life is what I think Jesus is trying to tell Peter Peter look around man eat you. You are receiving way more brothers and fathers and sisters and even children in all that that that you think you've left your gaining way, way more in eternal life what's coming to you and what you have right now in Christ, the wealth, the riches you have in him. Ephesians chapter 1 is so rich on the wealth of the believer, and what what we get in the been blessed being redeemed by his blood being chosen by him all these things, what we having this massive family of saints that become your mother become your brothers become your sisters. That is, that is so grand and so great compared to anything we could have left behind or could have Sakai that I might.
I know that a lot of folks came to Christ early in life and they came from him very very Christian family, so they had that community. Their whole life and I sense that you did.
I mean you had your parents at all these friends and had all the stuff but here I was in only my 30s in the car business.
I fully aware that I did not have a single friend in this world that really care about anything if it wasn't about buying a coffee or nothing about me personally and like my wife drag me the Sunday school class and these people there they were like they cared about me, even though they didn't want to buy a car and that totally befuddled me because I was like why these people treating me like this. I did not realize it was actually one of the things that in got me to inquire about the gospel was the fact that there was a sense of community there that I could never experience outside of the Christian faith.
Edit it out and that's were Jesus makes all the statements which really makes here in in a little longer form in the form of question and statement whoever gains his life will lose right thing, but whoever gives his life up for my sake of the gospel will find everything what is a problem I gaze over the blues also had at Luke nine we have it all over your Jesus words and he says it over and over again and hear the rich young ruler left filthy rich and with every connection in every name and his contact list that you could buy the money I write in the religious hierarchy. The sky was that they they believe the sky was a rising star in the Sanhedrin. I look at the tentative, the accord of the Jews in the in the temple as it is a is a Jewish potentially you know well versed well-off scholarly mind and that whole world, but he sacrificed his soul for he would ask a question real quick because they want to keep working, what mean to leave all and follow Jesus consistent bit you know theaters making references that you know we did what you said that the other young really didn't. But we are without us you know if it is impossible with man right. We've got. And Jesus said all these muscle God. This is really interesting and this goes here this next have the question goes to your point. A second ago Robbie yeah what does one gain eternally by following Jesus and that rich young ruler if you donned it you know of anything happen his wealth at whatever point out were Jesus said assuredly. So this is a statement of assurance.
When Jesus says assuredly, verily, I say any or truly truly a Sandy there is no one who is left now lickety-split. Look at these statements here Robbie there's five categories house will that speak to me you think about your home your house will eat we log off crews are a Christian radio time here today Robbie working to go somewhere regular house when we pull there were actually able to take our ego slightly the caliphate with a Stetson star hat down I see a sitdown in your is a honey work we have some of those campfire means no unity of immunity Tammy or to go home and you and your to do things there you would do here with us like your safety right if you showed up there in its gone demolished like so the folks in the Bahamas and that no horrific storm came through totally gone is underwater that your home, your house, so he says the first thing the of of earthly attachment it you know is your house within the next thing is your parents what he came from. So everyone has some kind of connection or some kind of longing built into them of parents that is that is you your your mom and your dad. So you've lost parents so you are you adopted in those dear souls and become your parents, but so parents that's like you brought your then brothers. Well, those are your siblings is or who you grew up with. Those are your same blood or same your family, but Dennis is wife U left your mother and father you cleave to mess your soulmate, your life partner and then assist children. So here Jesus bring up every echelon. The one little word in detail what you order your offspring. Your parents brought you this Rogers your children are going to put you in the ground and they're going to carry on your progeny to carry on your let you your life, your name, whatever.
And in their gonna be driving the truck to you all now you know. So even old red Robbie like the Christian cargo driver so it but but look at this.
This is the statement here that you just brought up for the sake of the kingdom of God so so does me. This is a deep level.
This is it. We which we sing that song. I surrender all to Jesus I surrender and role.
But this is Jesus a look. I'm taking you in your course a few chapters ago Jesus said unless you hate your father, mother, sister, brother, you have no part of me is so use the word hate not in terms of hate speech like we would think.
But in terms of to say there is a there is a a deeper passion and a deeper love and devotion to God that surpasses familial love and parental love, and love of home and our homesickness for heaven should be far greater than the home that we have on this earth, and even that of a child you love Jesus more than your children.
These are my kids. I would never want them to go off the mission field. I want to get a good job and go to the American University bowl on the second Uris C so that the love and life with Jesus invades every aspect of home life and it's for the sake of the kingdom of God which Jesus prayed that I kingdom come. He says my little children earlier on in Luke believers chapter 15 he says yours is the key. I give you the kingdom.
I've given you my kingdom because Jesus is the king what he's king of your life in your heart everything but who shall not receive many times more. This present time and the age of her life.
There is a amazing gift of God right now in the present life right this second. Robbie were brothers in Christ will have one ounce of relatives and even neglect the Mayflower came over there. 19 will be here, but in Jesus Christ you IR tighter than I am in my blood relatives because of him see as a present time benefit the present benefit of the piece of pass or stay in the present benefit of crisis closer have a friend is closer than a brother now of of what Jesus does for me in suffering in life and death.
And then we have eternal benefit of everything we have now Jesus, except no sin. This is experienced true subscription Robbie George or who you're with me please call upon the name of the Lord read Luke chapter 18 verses 26 to 34 yourself. This is the Truth Network