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Summary: The LORD Jesus Christ and the Rich Young Ruler

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“Decision Time”

Matthew 19:16-22

1. The REQUEST of the Rich Young Ruler (v. 16) Jeremiah 33:3; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22

a. The man LIVED as a rich ruler. Luke 18:18, 23; Romans 8:5-6

b. The man asked the LORD Jesus about LIFE-ETERNAL (v. 16b) John 3:4-7; 6:47; 10:27-28; 17:3; Romans 6:23

2. The RESPONSE of the LORD Jesus. (vv. 17-19) Jeremiah 33:3; Matthew 7:7-8

a. The LORD Jesus points to the man that the LORD alone is Good. (v. 17) Romans 3:12, 23; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5; 100:5; 107:1; 145:9; James 1:17

b. The LORD Jesus points the man toward the LAW. (vv. 18-19) Galatians 3:24; Romans 3:20, 28; Galatians 2:16; James 2:10

3. The REASONING of the man. (v. 20) 1 Corinthians 2:14; Proverbs 14:12; 16:25

a. The man is LEGALISTIC in his understanding. (v. 20a) Luke 18:11-12

b. The man asks Jesus, "What do I LACK yet?" (v. 20b)

4. The REMEDY of the LORD Jesus. (v. 21)

a. Jesus beholding the man LOVED him. (Mark 10:21) John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Jeremiah 31:3; 1 John 4:8-10

b. Jesus tells the man that "one thing" is LACKING in him. (Mark 10:21) Matthew 5:3; Ecclesiastes 3:11

c. Jesus tells the man to LET-GO of his possessions. (v. 21a) Matthew 16:26

d. Jesus tells the man to give his money away LIBERALLY to the poor. (v. 21b) 1 Timothy 6:17-19

e. Jesus tells the man that treasures would be LISTED to his account in heaven. (v. 21c) Matthew 6:19-21; 1 Peter 1:4-5; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15

f. Jesus then tells the man to follow His LEAD. (v. 21d) Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23; 14:26-27, 33

5. The rich man RESISTS the commitment to Jesus and goes his own way saddened. (v. 22) Matthew 7:13; Matthew 10:32-33; John 3:17-18; Romans 3:16; Ecclesiastes 8:6

a. The rich man LEAVES dejected because his trust was in his possessions. (v.22) Matthew 6:24; Colossians 3:2; Philippians 3:18-19


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