One Thing Lacking
Passage: Luke 18:18–30
Click here for the sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on by yourself, with your family, or with your small group.
Suppose you had a son or daughter who was dating a wealthy, successful, moral, spiritually minded person. Would you be overjoyed? If so, why? What is the most important characteristic of a person who would be suitable to date/marry your son or daughter? How should you raise your children to share your views on this?
Should wealthy Christians sell all they have and give it to the poor? Why or why not? Why do you think Jesus tells the rich ruler to do so?
What are some of the “shiny things” (or not-so-shiny things) in life that people can’t let go of? In what ways have you been like the rich ruler in your own life?
Why can’t a person have two masters? I.e. Why can’t we love and serve both God and money?
In light of how difficult it is for a rich person to be saved, what do you think Jesus meant when He said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God”? How can a rich person, or any person for that matter, be saved?