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Week Twenty: The Unexpected Good

June 5, 2016 Preacher: Jeff Vanderstelt Series: The Unexpected Jesus - Missing the Messiah

Topic: Gospel Passage: Mark 10:13–10:31

Week Twenty: The Unexpected Good

Passage: Mark 10:13-31

Summary:

In order to enter the Kingdom of God you must receive it like a little child - one who has nothing to contribute and is morally lacking. The Rich Young Ruler, though in his mind kept the law, was not willing to set aside his trust in his good works (behaviors) and his good things (possessions) and trust fully in Jesus. Jesus explains that it is actually impossible to enter the Kingdom of God by your own merit or ability. It must be the work of God in your life that you trust in and not your own. We must repent of how we use our good things or good works to cover up our need for the goodness of God. We are truly in need of a better goodness. Only God is truly good and only he can make us acceptable.

The entry ticket into the kingdom is “I don’t have, but the King does”

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