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Luke 18 - NIV

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, honor your father and mother.’[a]

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.”

23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy.

24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!

25 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.”

26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”

27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”


a. Luke 18:20 Exodus?20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20

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Bryan Beverly avatar
The Missing Ingredient
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.
Victor Yap avatar
Your Money or Your Life?
Shared by: Victor Yap on Jul, 2015
Summary: Rich Young Ruler
Scripture: Luke 18:18-27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,017
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Rich Ruler
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jul, 2015
Summary: Jesus' conversation with the rich ruler teaches us what is required to receive eternal life.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,902
Rev. Ashish Hirday avatar
Life's Crucial Decision
Shared by: Rev. Ashish Hirday on Nov, 2014
Summary: Helping youths to commit their lives to God!
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:18-27
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 34,913
Jeff Strite avatar
Sold Out
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Oct, 2014
Summary: Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell everything that he had, give it to the poor and follow Him. Do I have to give away everything to follow Christ? Do I have to sell all that I have in order to please Him?
Series: Not A Fan
Dr. Amen Howard avatar
Your Opinion Doesn't Matter to Me. Date: 22:06:10
Shared by: Dr. Amen Howard on Aug, 2014
Summary: No matter what you do. I want you to know that everybody always has an opinion. People never avoid their opinion of other people.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-18:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 738
David Taylor avatar
The Lostness of the Righteous Ruler
Shared by: David Taylor on Feb, 2014
Summary: Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: The Lostness of the Righteous Ruler
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Views: 1,333
David Leach avatar
Good and Evil
Shared by: David Leach on Jan, 2014
Summary: There are perhaps no two words that are more highly abused than these two. With multitudes of people calling evil good and good evil. We had better know the difference.
Scripture: Luke 18:19
Views: 322
Charlie Roberts avatar
God, "You Said?"
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Sep, 2013
Summary: This is what God says, when you feel like your too tired and life's getting you down. I will give your rest, rest like you can't even imagine, the way God intended for you to always live from the beginning! Amen?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:27-30
Views: 2,152
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Titan of Success
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Sep, 2013
Summary: The god of success is a god that has taken many captive.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Views: 1,249
Bobby Stults avatar
Stewardship within the Body
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jun, 2013
Summary: As a body of believers what does it mean to be a church that practices 'good stewardship'?
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 563
Paul Clemente avatar
Never Give Up What
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2013
Summary: Jesus instructs all His Believers to never give certain things.
Scripture: Luke 18:18-43
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,088
Rodney Johnson avatar
Godly Financial Management Part 5
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Jan, 2013
Summary: This message focuses on the rich man who asked Jesus what must he do to inherit eternal life and the widow's mite.
Thomas Swope avatar
Mr. Goody Two Shoes
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Nov, 2012
Summary: A study of the Gospel of Luke 18: 18: 18-22
Series: Luke
Scripture: Luke 18:18-22
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,318
Thomas Swope avatar
So, What’s In It For Me?
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Nov, 2012
Summary: a study of the Gospel of Luke 18:24-30
Series: Luke
Scripture: Luke 18:24-30
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 806
William R. Nabaza avatar
Nothing Impossible with GOD
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Can you do anything for yourself? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD can do everything for us. IV. TEXT: Luke 18:27 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) He replied, “What is impossible
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Horse Shoes and Hand Grenades
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Aug, 2012
Summary: A sermon that details the danger of procrastination.
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 747
Tim Diack avatar
The Man Who Had It All - Almost!
Shared by: Tim Diack on Jan, 2012
Summary: The rich young ruler had it all - almost! One thing kept him from that which he needed the most - Jesus. What one thing is there in your life that is keeping you from coming to Jesus or going deeper with him?
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,107
Dean Morgan avatar
What To Do While In The Waiting Room Of Life
Shared by: Dean Morgan on Oct, 2011
Summary: How many like to wait. I mean it is hard to wait in a long line in Wall- Mart. You understand don’t you, you only have a few items and there are two or three people ahead of you who looks like they just bought enough for a year and all the other lines a
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:1-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,763
Tom Papez avatar
What About the Children?
Shared by: Tom Papez on Oct, 2011
Summary: Lesson #1 deals with orphaned children and the second lesson has a humourous way of talking about how Christ came to this world in the form of a...baby.
Scripture: Luke 18:12-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 565
Jerry Watts avatar
The Eye of the Needle Principle
Shared by: Jerry Watts on May, 2011
Summary: One of the most difficult teaching (Yet true) teachings of Jesus concerns the "eye of the needle". While this is not a theological exegesis of the text, this message speaks to practical truths found in this text.
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,632
Mike Fogerson avatar
Lessons From the Rich Young Ruler
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Mar, 2011
Summary: The power that controlled the rich young ruler kept him from experiencing Jesus' vision for his life.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,737
Kyle Idleman avatar
Gods of Success
Shared by: Kyle Idleman on Sep, 2010
Summary: A sermon in a series about the sins we set up as idols in our lives.
Series: Gods at War
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Views: 9,889
peter balogun avatar
Shared by: peter balogun on Aug, 2010
Summary: It may be hard, but not impossible. All things are possible to him who believes.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,154
Tim Smith avatar
In God We Trust
Shared by: Tim Smith on Oct, 2009
Summary: This sermon is about establishing the first step in financial freedom and that starts with establishing a trust with God
Scripture: Luke 18:18
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 727
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Who Do You Say He Is?
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jul, 2009
Summary: What does it mean to be a disciple? a follower of jesus?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 9:7-18:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,687
Scott Kircher avatar
Stolen By Success
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Jun, 2009
Summary: talks about how we can get wrapped up on worldly success and how to find our true identity in Christ.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Views: 2,805
Gary Stebbins avatar
Money is Tricky
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Feb, 2009
Summary: "In todays world many are struggling financially. this series is to help us understand how to be rich in a way that honors God. (Adapted from a series by Craig Groeschel, lifechurch.tv)"
Scripture: Luke 18:25-30
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 847
Bo Dunford avatar
I'd Rather Have Jesus Than Have Riches Untold
Shared by: Bo Dunford on Jan, 2009
Summary: Jesus is better to have than great wealth.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,314
Ronald Shultz avatar
The Survey Says
Shared by: Ronald Shultz on Oct, 2008
Summary: Digital love may byte you in the end.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:27
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,004