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Your Best Life – Following Jesus – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 18:18-30)


1.  Introduction

·  Self-deception is a terrible, yet normal, condition of mankind (v. 11; Proverbs 21:2; Isaiah 6:9-10; Jeremiah 17:9-10).
·  Seeing oneself accurately is a gift and work of God (Psalm 139:22-24; John 16:7-8).

2.  A Self-Deceived Young Man

·  He was a “ruler” with “great wealth” (vs. 18 and 23; Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 16:13; Luke 12:15).
·  His view of the intrinsic goodness of God, and of Jesus, was absolutely correct – but he didn’t act in accordance with his conclusions (v. 23; Psalm 25:8-10).
·  His view of his own intrinsic goodness was absolutely incorrect (v. 21; Revelation 3:17; Romans 3:19-20; Galatians 2:21, 3:21 and 3:24; Exodus 20:17).
·  His view of salvation was absolutely incorrect (vs. 18 and 21).
·  His view of the priorities of this life were absolutely incorrect (vs. 22, 24, 29 and 30; 18:17; Matthew 28:18-20).

3.  Conclusion

·  Is Jesus your Lord?  Is there anything that your Lord has been asking you to do that you have been unwilling to do?
·  Beware!  You can know who Jesus is, and still not be submitted to Him (Luke 6:46).
·  Your greatest and best life will be found following Jesus and doing Kingdom work – not accumulating and maintaining your wealth.

 

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Oct 1, 2017 Your Best Life – Following Jesus – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 18:18-30) Listen Download

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