What do you need to do to enter God’s kingdom? A bloke who seemed to have everything going for him, asked Jesus this question. But Jesus’ surprising answer shows how God’s kingdom conflicts with our world’s values of status and power. Greedy-hearted humans can’t enter God’s Kingdom, but God has made it possible for those who like a child receive his generosity in Jesus. Outline Empty Hands (vv15-17) Not what you offer (vv18-30) The suffering and rising king (vv31-34) Will you enter God’s kingdom? Read more
Knowing God (vv1-12, 24-26) Sanctified from the world. Sent into the world. (vv13-19) United in Christ (vv20-23) Do you have eternal life?
Judging Jesus (2:23-3:2) Religion can’t give new life (3:3-15, 31-34) Only Jesus can give new life (3:16-21, 36) Do you have new life?