Summary: Challenges good people to see that they need salvation, and to lay down whatever needed to receive Jesus.
What Shall You Do?
There is not one thing that you and I can do to receive salvation. There are though, certain obstacles in our lives that we might have to cross over, obstacles or hindrances that effect our desire to yield completely to Jesus. There has never been one person who got saved half-heartedly. You must have a heart felt desire to truly be saved. The rich young ruler had curiosity, but he didn’t have passion for eternal life.
I. The rich young ruler was curious
A. Asked what he must do to be saved
B. Called Jesus, “Good Master”
1. Jesus said, “Only God is good.”
2. In essence Jesus was saying you are talking to God
II. Jesus said he was a good man
A. Named six commandments that he had observed
B. He was a good man, but not a redeemed man
1. We hear all the time, “He is a good man.”
2. That’s fine but is he a saved man.
a. I wish every good man was heaven bound
b. Hell is full of good men
c. But not saved men
III. Jesus loved him, so Jesus brought to light his vice.
A. Love does not lie about ones condition
B. Love reveals the fault and encourages one to change
IV. Jesus challenges his curiosity to unveil is desires
A. His possessions controlled him
1. The problem was not that he had money
2. The problem was that the money had him
3. What is more important to you than Jesus?
d. Pet sins
B. He left sad, but not saved
V. What shall you do today?
A. You may have been curious
B. You may be considered a good man
C. You may have felt sad and cried
D. But are you saved
Will you lay it all down right now for Jesus?
How important is eternity to you?
Will you leave sad today or will you leave saved?
The choice is yours right now!!!
“…behold, now is the day of salvation.”