The Main Message Of The Rich Man And Lazarus:

We are such wretches that even a resurrected preacher would not be enough to guarantee our salvation! BUT Although unmentioned, this points to the coming savior – Jesus paints the problem to make us ready to hear the solution: There is a Jesus who stooped to do what the Rich Man wouldn’t! Jesus came to the lowly to lift them from the ash heap. Matthew 1:21 “you shall call his name Jesus(=God saves), for he will save his people from their sins.” Autistic boy's mom: When I scraped my son's fa … [Read more...]

The Rich Man's Desperate Pleas And The Morals And Mysteries

The poor man is in bliss while the Rich Man is in agony Even in hell hasn’t repented – come and serve me…..not in a good place! Selfishness of the rich man persists – make poor man his servant or his messenger and only for his brothers…what of the rest of mankind? Do we only pray for our families? Heaven and hell are absolute and nothing can go between – In heaven people know God’s perfect presence, in hell they don’t. In heaven people know joy and no pain, in hell they know pain and no … [Read more...]

The Great Reversal – Rich Man Beware!

We must understand that God will not be mocked. He wants us to care for the needy, understanding the grace we have received should make us gracious to others. These study notes continue the background to my recent sermon. The video is now available: By Adrian Warnock23 August 2009download video or download audioJesus says that since we have Freely received, we should freely give (Matthew 10:8) John Piper: “The more sacrificially generous you are on earth, the greater will be your enjoyment of … [Read more...]

What Was The Rich Man's Sin?

I am continuing to share my own study notes that helped me to prepare for my sermon on the Rich Man and Lazarus. We move today to ask what it was that the rich man did wrong. Jesus’ teaching, and much of the NT is so pro-poor and anti-rich we have to ask ourselves the question, was the problem just that he was rich? Which are we? Important question as the truth is we are unbelievably rich in world terms. We all like to think of ourselves as spiritually rich but physically poor, maybe the o … [Read more...]

The Shocking Parable of The Rich Man And Lazarus – Luke 16

The video of the sermon I preached this morning is available here: By Adrian Warnock23 August 2009download video or download audioThese notes are the first part of a set of full study notes that I used during the preparation of this sermon. They contain more material than I could actually preach, particularly in terms of the quotes. But, it demonstrates how helpful I find my Logos Bible Software in preparing. Every quote except one was found using that program, and you will see how some … [Read more...]