Sermon Debrief – Can I Be Wealthy and Go to Heaven?

Among His toughest statements, Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25) How well do you remember the content of yesterday’s sermon on this text? Test your recall below! If you missed the sermon, here’s the video recording.

  1. What question did the rich young man ask Jesus?
  2. What did Jesus tell him to do?
  3. Who were some wealthy Bible people mentioned in the sermon?
  4. Eternal life is not about what you have or don’t have. It’s about ___ you have in your heart.
  5. Riches can both shape and _______ your heart.

Answers are below!

  1. “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17)
  2. “Sell all that you have and give to the poor … and come follow Me.” (Mark 10:21)
  3. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Job, David, Solomon, Barzillai, Joseph of Arimathea
  4. WHO (Jesus!)
  5. Reflect

Prayer prompts:

  • For resistance against the powerful pull toward dependence on riches
  • For humility and thankfulness for the abundance we’ve been given
  • For the Holy Spirit’s guidance on how to practice generosity
  • For a life that is “rich in good works” (2 Timothy 6:18) in joyful response to our Savior’s Good Work for us on the cross

For more on prayer, check out this short video.

Published by Christopher Kennedy

Senior Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, School, and Child Care in San Antonio, Texas. Husband to my beloved Ashley. Dad to the four most wonderful children in the world.

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