May 28, 2018 Sunday Morning Worship | Memorial Day Service | Carl McCray, Pastor
This is the second sermon in the “Road Rules” series in which we will cover four different events, four different conversations by Jesus. You could call these life lessons or rules for the road that we are all traveling upon. These apply to every one of us no matter how many miles of road you have covered. Today, we will focus on the story about the Rich Young Ruler and build on Road Rule #1 from the first sermon, Road Rules: The Gift.
A few observations to note from Mark 10:17-31:
- Emotion is not enough (verse 17)
- Jesus can’t be fooled (verse 18)
- Love speaks what is necessary (verse 21)
- Attachment to money can ruin your life (verses 23-25)
What hinders you from following passionately after Jesus? What is your security blanket? For this young ruler, it was his riches that stood in the way. The terms of salvation are not negotiable. You can’t save yourself, but all you need to do is surrender. Here’s the good news and Road Rule #2: All things are possible with God. All means all! Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.” Don’t let that ‘one thing’ impede you from following Jesus.
Watch the video below or listen to the MP3 audio of the full sermon and be blessed.