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November 1, 2020 1:00 am
Stu continues through the Book Of Luke.
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What did it cost Jesus to purchase his salvation for his followers. I'm Stu Epperson this is experienced truth so graduate me were in Luke 18.
And while this passage is intent. It's heavy we talked about the man who was too good to go to heaven. We talked about how it's impossible to be saved well.
We talk about what is possible when nothing is impossible in God's eyes, but with man.
So Peter jumps in and we have a whole passes in front of us in Luke 18. We hope your journey with us your experience truth, Rob Gilmore, the Christian car guy is at my side. Robbie read a passage brother let's get right on this thing. How fun. Luke 1826 through 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. Peter said, see, we have left all and are following you. So he said to them, assuredly, I say to you that there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life than he took the 12 aside and said to them, behold, we are going up to Jerusalem and all the things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished, for he will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon and discourage them and killing on the third day he will rise again, but they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken. While heavy works in the master here.
These guys and following him a phone with Jesus.
They had asked him.
Can anybody be saved. Jesus answers that question their Robbie but then he goes into what's gonna happen him and really this question here. I tell you what it gets you nowhere.
I really go ahead and that I was Jesus right on mission acquire the prophets in his own words.
So he said it in the view.
The first words of Jesus but Ivars wrote a book about that we define again or we have Millie, what a talent of said for the first words of Jesus in Luke 249. What he say he said why are you troubled me what you know what you why are you looking for me. I must be do not know I must be about my father's business. He was on mission. John 17 I finished the work you have given me to do his final version across of those seven powerful things right in the middle is it is finished to Jesus Christ on mission to get it done in the second half of this question will take us into this really barbaric way it's going to happen to him. So why did the disciples understand Jesus mission even after so many reminders over and over again. He says this is how it's going to be over and over again. Rubbing the truth our lives, how he times we get stuck in and sideways and I had a morning like this morning I'm just upset and everything see him getting mad at stuff Christians was the love even more than unbelievers you know and I'm thinking what in the world and it is like God is really back to wait a second, are you you is this your will is your will truly that only thing which is satisfying that only thing which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12 to and he has to bring us back over and over again, but it was you silver over again. The disciples oh ye of little faith will he says at us to interesting how we never put ourselves as Peter and Thomas and James and all these guys you know in in the narrative were always tightly puts is that okay Robbie Almighty executive failures accurate.
So here he says over and over. It he tells them he scripts exactly what could happen in in this really goodness as I was had no idea but but look at this language here just says it. He said he uses these words right here betrayed or been betrayed. Just think about what that word involves he's looking these guys it will.
Who are you Tivoli betrayed by will, by someone who has inside knowledge someone who is nearly always talk about the leaker or the always talk about the whistleblower.
Well, it's someone who's on the inside right member rough voice or where to go to guy the Nixon administration. You know Watergate you know you had a muffled voice that you know he was an inside guy who blew the whistle Jesus will be betrayed by someone very close to him. Someone who trailed him for three years so it is a miracle someone who kept the money. The guy in charge of the budget Judas mocked the trailing mocked, think about the extent that word just this is the God of the universe who created the vocal cords with which evil men would take him in absolutely mock him, scorn him, pulled his beard. The next word insulted same idea, but it gets even digresses even worse, spit upon, this is literally saliva leaving someone's mouth in the face of someone else that they hate that they're insulting that they have betrayed that they have mocked all these things that is the highest in the Middle East even worse in our culture to spit in someone's face is the highest of front anyone could could extend to someone and then it keeps going scourge. While this was a we know you how many glasses right 39 lashes to the back at a nine tails we getting get into the arena get in the graphics of this later on the book of Luke, and then finally killed. I what you said at the beginning… To you compare that these guys are saying hey we lost we left everything the way it's like, look how much we pay for version of me in your followers right and sees that half of their some cost involved guys. I will, and NSC. It's serious and he's instantly lit look at the three that look at what's out here and I've never really seen a lot of the jury to the book of Luke go to church were the pastor she takes you through the books of the Bible and teaches the word X positionally ensure to be a topical message but let's anchor that to the word of God because the word of God is what so powerful, but you've it's fattening if you journey through the word of God.
You see things completely differently see them as they were meant to be taught and seen. This is in the context of this rich young ruler, the sky was too good to go to heaven. He leaves weeping he comes and bows for the Lord. Luke's past until that March, does he bows for Christ. He says we are, what can I do. He's a doer, he wants you know he's in disguise it in esteemed erudite, likely a scholar Pharisee potentially the Sanhedrin court, the High Court this the greatest mind young. He's a ruler. He's well he's got everything set the goods of anyone to come in and join our team at the church.
It's this guy will be run the show portal with but of all the qualify disciples like he shows up this I was like who is this guy you really got metal children for, like, I think that these runts out here you know that a big dog we got a big belly filing a we finally got it. After three years of of this ragtag bunch your travel sleep outside.
We get somebody you know what is he doing leaves weeping and is like uses like it's easier to go through the eye of her camel to go the Iva needle, than for the rich. You could have in this house who can be saved as is with Woodmansee impossible God all things are possible.
This article what about us like we've been here with you like were not leaving, weeping, and Christ lays out know the big benefit of that to them. It's a multiplier it's human that is is actually how it can accomplish. Which seems completely different than their expectations, which were none of that.
But then the thing that I always like to say about the Bible.
It's canonized in other words, it is in a very specific order. The way God ordered attractively that man ordered it and so always is like a cannonball it's coming, but it skin initiative as well as so it's fattening is that is Jesus is almost in a juxtaposition. Robbie with a rich young ruler who came and would not sell everything he had to give the poor Jesus Christ came in second grade is chapter 8 verse nine is very graphic. It says this is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, though he was rich, but I don't think about that. Just let that thought how rich is Jesus how rich is God. He is everything he has everything he is serving the old serving together registry. Colossians 1. You he is the essence of all things, so he was rich, yet he became poor, he became impoverished. He sold everything he had. He gave everything he had for the poor in spirit. He gave everything he had. He became poor, so that we think it is a verse nine could become rich.
So we become filthy rich, abundantly rich, and so that which the ratio ruler held onto Jesus Christ opened and said I'm giving everything to die for such self-righteous people likes to and like you would like me and like all these naughty sinners, and so is is and is is going into what sick and Aquino you left everything to follow me. Let me tell you what I'm leaving to save you so you can follow me. By the way, here's how you're getting in.
I want to be mocked, betrayed, insulted, spit upon scourge killed, but this is awesome how Jesus brings us up. This is a great prophecy. By the way is not just in Isaiah 53 Psalm 22 Psalm.you know in Psalm 20, Mark 10 all these passages were Jesus himself is prophecy. There's 300 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ.
Your Old Testament prophecies hundreds of years century forever came in showed up Isaiah 53. All these prophecies not only are those Filbert Jesus Christ, out of his own lips right here in Lodz. Everything he says I will rise again. He prophesies a resurrection which is beautiful.
This is the hope we have in this is Jesus Christ sealing the deal come out a grave. Robbie would get a bring it we get up, get a bring in for a landing right so what's keeping you from following Jesus with all your heart and great question. That is a great question is what is he asked from us. He really does assess for our heart nor Abraham's art was it really wasn't his money used in asking guidance, Abraham, take your all your money and sacrifice. It is on the Mount over here know know he said go to Mount Moriah with your son that which is dearest you what's that thing which is nearest to me was something that I actually love covered. Idolize above everything else that relationship is his anger in his next question takes us deeper. There is, we wrap up your so how was how has Jesus done the impossible in your life, because this really comes down to a miracle does it know Jesus, their lives have been transformed. Those who know Jesus, realize how great what is that the first John passage behold what manner of love, what manner of love the father has given on to us that we could become sons of God. Everything changes in the final final question here takes us into where we go from here.
How convinced are you that he rose from the dead, and is coming again so the same manner that Jesus Christ has ascended into heaven. The angel told the disciples not too long after this he will return again.
Welcome back, Alex thinks hindsight we have the living word of God, Jesus, we have the written word of God and Christ were right here in our hands. No is absolutely beautiful inside as I think about that particular thing that to be able to be reminded no constantly that he's coming back in this year. God put it on my heart to take communion myself in my quiet time. Personally every day while in.
Interestingly, when you look at the last word of where you take and let you know that passage in first Corinthians 11. He says for as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until one until he comes. And so at the end of communion. Whenever you take it you you are saying all baby peas, that is, the EMTs come in and and when I think about what what you're asking. There is, wow, do I daily in my life and my thinking about how Jesus is coming back in their communion actually offers.
Are you looking forward to the return of Christ while we had a go.
Thanks for being with us. Thanks that were Robbie's returning Hiroshima Denny's come again experienced truth surely were read or study the word walk in the word and let the word of Christ dwell in you richly this is the Truth Network