The Rich and the Kingdom of God ( Luke 18:18-34 ) – Sermons





18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,

30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.


  1. Verse by Verse ( VXV ) Church, Three Rivers, Michigan
    • Verse by Verse – Luke 18:18-34
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        • What a mind-bending and astonishing thing, that the sovereign Creator of the universe would condescend to such a degree, as to link the activation of His will to the prayers of the likes of you and me. Now why in the world would an all-powerful God do such a thing? Could it be that He just longs with all of His heart to hear your voice and your heart? To have you interact with Him? Could it be that He just seeks to be engaged in and part of every corner of our lives? Join us this week in Luke Chapter 18, where Christ teaches us that recovering a passion for the things of God begins with prayer. Get your Word on with us, where the fight we are in is to delight supremely in God. When you are most satisfied in Him, He is most glorified in you!
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          Published On:- 2017-April-25th


Verse By Verse ( VXV ) Church

  1. Intellectual Laziness will send people to Hell ( Video Segment:- 17 to 20 Minutes )
  2. Jesus said you know the commandments and he listed the ones highlighted below (  ) [ Link ]
    • God
      • 1) You shall have no other gods before Me.
      • 2) You shall make no idols.
      • 3) You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
      • 4) Keep the Sabbath day holy.
    • Community
      • 5) Honor your father and your mother.
      • 6) You shall not murder.
      • 7) You shall not commit adultery.
      • 8) You shall not steal.
      • 9) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
      • 10) You shall not covet. ( Jesus did not credit him with this )
  3. Covetous
    • Preach
      • He will not preach to him
      • But, he will show him what a covetous person will not do
  4. The Heart of your problem
    • Placed Security in your wealth
    • False Righteousness
  5. Only One
    • The only person that comes to Jesus and walks away
    • Can not terminate the speculation
  6. Liberation Theologist
    • Sell everything we have
  7. Repentant
    • Repentant looks very different in each person’s life
  8. Repent
    • First Public Ministry is found in Matthew 4
      • Jesus Begins His Ministry
        • From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.
          ( Matthew 4:17 ) [ Link ]
  9. Need
    • Being rich it is very difficult to see need
  10. Jew
    • The Jew saw that being wealthy must be a great sign of God
    • The Old Covenant promised wealth
  11. Who then can be saved?
    • Outside of God, it is impossible
      ( Luke 18:26-27 ) [ Link ]
  12. Treasure
    • Peter heard the word treasure
    • And, he perks up
    • Transactional View
  13. Rewards
    • Now
      • Manifold
    • In the Age to Come
      • Eternal Life
  14. Now
    • The degree to which you run his program the more you will flourish
  15. While ( Segment 45 )
    • While you are doing these things
    • You are posturing the landscape of your eternal existence
    • You are preparing a reward for yourself
    • There are different levels of rewards
  16. They understand none of these things ( Video Segment:- 49 Minutes )
    • Verse
      • Luke 18:33-35 – The Third Prediction of the Passion  [ Link ]
        • KJV
          • And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
        • Berean Study Bible
          • But the disciples did not understand any of these things. The meaning was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was saying.
    • Interpretation
      • Multiple Times
        • Three times now
      • View of the Doctrine
        • Still fighting for who is going to get the corner office
      •  Humility
        • When we come to the word of God, we have to pray for humility
        • And, ask God not to follow a Church doctrine
        • But, indeed the way of God
      • Understand
        • It does not do you any good to be near the light, if your eyes are close
        • If you are ready to give yourself to the truth
      • Discernment
        • Granted Spiritual Discernment to see the future
        • Courage of Christ
  17. Teach
    • God Spirit teach us what the truth is
  18.  Friend
    • Friend hear this
    • It does not do you any good to be close to the light, if your eyes are close
    • If you are ready to do what called you do, you are in for a ride
    • Holy Spirit will be breath unto this men
    • Name the Name of Christ, you have been given spiritual discernment
  19. Key of the text
    • Jesus see the future
    • But, not the key in the text
    • The key in the courage of Christ


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