They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.

They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.

 

This week we discuss the difference between poverty and prosperity, and between belief and unbelief. From our human point of view, we are quick to see a rich man and say he’s been blessed, or a poor man and say that he’s virtuous. The difference that Jesus will judge us on, though, is not our bank balance but rather our faith.

Today’s sermon text is from Luke 17,

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’

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One Reply to “They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.”

  1. Another fabulous expression of Christ’s grace and mercy! Thank you all for bringing this message to us.

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