Lesson 10 – Rich Young Ruler

Thesis: Walking with Jesus requires sacrifice

Story: The Rich Young Ruler

Scripture: Luke 18:18-30

18 Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good.20 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother.’”
21 The man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”
22 When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
23 But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.
24 When Jesus saw this, he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! 25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”
26 Those who heard this said, “Then who in the world can be saved?”
27 He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”
28 Peter said, “We’ve left our homes to follow you.”
29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, 30 will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come.”

Also see Mark 10:17-26 & Matthew 19: 16-26

Here is a selection of resources for this story: Rich Young Ruler Questions an Commentary


 

 

 


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Reading Done 3 Ways:

  1. Loud:  The rich young ruler is a person who speaks louder than needed
  2. The Close Talker: The Rich Young Ruler is a person person that does not realize that he stands to close when he talks.  Yet Jesus loves him anyway.
  3. Action Hero: For some strange reason The rich young ruler talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger, while Jesus talks like Sylvester Stalone

Script: 

RYR:”Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

Jesus: “Why do you call me good?” Only God is truly good. But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother.'”

RYR: “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”

JESUS: “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

RYR:   I am a very rich man, I cannot agree to this.  (He turns and walks away)

Jesus: “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

Printable Handout: RYR 3 Ways


Rich Man and Zach Sermons:

Audio: 


PowerPoint: The Rich man and Zach
Sermon: Rich Man and Zach sermon Outline

Pre-Sermon Video: Rich Man and Zach

Monologue: The Rich man