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The rich young ruler

A rich man discovers the cost of discipleship.
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Now a rich young man came up to Jesus and said, ‘Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?’ – Slide 1
Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ – Slide 2
‘Which ones?’ he asked. – Slide 3
Jesus replied, ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honour your father and mother, and love your neighbour as yourself.’ – Slide 4
The young man said to him, ‘I have wholeheartedly obeyed all these laws. What do I still lack?’ – Slide 5
Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’ – Slide 6
But when the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he was very rich. – Slide 7
Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! Again I say, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God.’ – Slide 8
The disciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, ‘Then who can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and replied, ‘This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.’ – Slide 9
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