Sermons

The Rich Man & Jesus | Luke 18

March 25, 2012

(Luke 18:19-30) A Rich Ruler asks Jesus what must he do to inherit eternal life. His approach to Jesus and Jesus response indicate that the man’s heart is not in the right place. When Jesus tells him to go and sell all his wealth and come and follow Jesus, he goes away sad. A few verses later, in Luke 19, Zacchaeus, another rich man, meets Jesus and is transformed, committing to give away his wealth generously and fairly. What is the difference between these two men? How does Jesus call us into a Zacchaeus response and not a Rich Ruler response to all that he offers us and asks of us?

(Part 10 in a 12 part series Meet Jesus)