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Earthly Wealth and Heavenly Treasure

Earthly Wealth and Heavenly Treasure

    Oct 14, 2018

    Passage: Mark 10:23-31

    Preacher: Pastor Yeager

    Series: Pentecost

    Category: Grace

    Summary:

    Earthly Wealth and Heavenly Treasure (Mark 10:23-31)

    Detail:

    Sermon:  Earthly Wealth and Heavenly Treasure (Mark 10:23-31)

     “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”  These words of our Lord are unsettling.  What is the danger of wealth?  That, as riches increase, we begin to put our trust in them and make them our god, as the Rich Young Man had done in his own life.  The disciples are astonished at Jesus’ word.  Verse 26, “Then who can be saved” If getting into heaven is so difficult, than no one can get in! This is true, according to the Law.  The Law is given to show our sin that we might despair of ourselves, turn to Christ, and receive his righteousness by faith. With man, salvation is impossible.  But all things are possible with God. Christ divested himself of all riches and made himself poor, that we might be rich with God’s grace.  He who was great made himself small, and traveled through the eye of the needle for us, pulling us through with him by our Baptism into his death and resurrection.  All things are possible through Christ who saves us.

     

    P:  Lord, in your mercy     C:  Hear our prayer:

    The Communicants

    Our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

    The Nation

    Those Who Mourn:  Family of  Rich Loshe, brother of Susie Ehlerding

               Family of Jim Merriman

    The Harvest: the health and safety of all farmers, as they bring in the abundance of the fruits of the earth

    Our Sick & Shut-in

    Birthdays:  Mandy Harkless, Wally Mesing, Jordan  Miller, Sean Werling, Duane Melcher, Anthony Marbach, Penny Smith, Sandy Kolter, John Polk, Dick Borne