Summary: Sermon is part of series based on questions people asked Jesus.
What kind of questions do you think you might ask Jesus?
I. The Background (v. 17)
The QUESTIONER – Luke tells us he was a ruler and we are also told he was rich.
His Greeting – Rabbi GOOD?
Good – as in compared to others or good as only God can be?
The CONTEXT – had so much, yet still felt a need
The QUESTION – had inherited much else?
As much as he had in this world, he sensed a need for the next
What must I DO?
II. The ANSWER (vv. 18-21)
Jesus gave him THE LAW
5, 6, 7, 8 , 9 – all relating to how we relate to our fellow man
Well, I’ve done that!
Probably thinking, “I’m good to go!”
Jesus gave him HIS LOVE
“beheld him” – looked intently, peered into him
Christian world view
III. The RESULT (v. 22)
Chose STUFF over the SAVIOR
Went away SORROWFUL vs. SAVED