April 8, 2018

What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?

Bible Text: Luke 18:18–30 |

Among the things we will see in this weekend’s message in Luke 18:18-30 is the radical nature of being a true Christian. It represents a life-altering, priority-changing, all-in commitment to follow Jesus Christ. In the passage, a man comes with a question about how to “inherit eternal life.” Jesus’ answer requires him—a rich man—to divest of his wealth, give it to the poor, and follow Jesus. He walked away sad because he was uber-rich and couldn’t bring himself to cash out his earthly wealth to cash-in, so to speak, on what could have been his heavenly wealth.

We can’t get too caught up in the details of the rich man’s particular situation. It would be too easy to say, “I’m not a rich man” and give ourselves a pass. Maybe we don’t have the wealth he had, but the call to follow Jesus is no less radical for any of us. If it isn’t money that gets in the way of our passionate pursuit of holiness and mission, then it’s something else. The question is, will we cash-out whatever it is to follow him in the way he prescribes? There’s a mind-blowing inheritance awaiting those who do.

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Sermon Notes

The Gospel of Luke | Pt. 5
What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?
Pastor Todd Dugard // Luke 18:18–30
April 7–8, 2018

To inherit eternal life with God, I must...

• Set aside time to discuss it with him (v. 18–21)

• Do a cost-benefit analysis (v. 22–24)

• Realize that it is an exclusive offer (v. 25–27)

• Sign the contract (v. 28)

• Receive an unmatched return on the investment (v. 29–30)