Reliant Faith (Luke 18:24-30)

Money can buy many things, but money can’t buy everything. Money can’t buy me ****!  Sorry, I had to do that, don’t want to pay royalties for the use of a famous lyric. 😊

But aside from love, what else can’t money buy?  Well how about happiness, health, trust, respect and time to name just a few.  All of those were listed when Family Feud conducted one of their famous surveys of 100 random people. But something very important is missing from that list.  What is it?

Jesus answers that question in our focal passage this week from Luke 18:24-30 and his answer shocks the disciples. Luke is a bit blasé in his account of the incident, but Mark says those who heard Jesus were astonished! So stunned that the Apostle Peter immediately stepped forward and nervously asked Jesus for clarification.

What was it that created such a stir among those present?  Well it has everything to do with something that had already happened but was not yet complete.  But the already, not yet part made people nervous in light of Jesus’ teaching.  Curious yet?  I hope so!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow as we continue our study from last week and follow it through to conclusion.  I think you will be excited to see where it leads and challenged by the outcome. 

For those unable to join us in person, please feel free to download the Bible study materials for your personal use by following one of these links: PowerPoint Slides, PDF File. Also, you can download files for previous weekly studies by visiting the following page on my blog: Doubtless Living: The Gospel of Luke.