The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:13-31

 

If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, he will receive his reward.  If it is burned up, he will suffer loss;

he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping

through the flames.”

1 Corinthians 3:12-15

 

Main Idea: The choices we make in this life will have an eternal impact.

 

  • The setting for Jesus teaching this parable. 16:13-15

 

Jesus was teaching his disciples about how to use money.
Jesus turned his attention to the Pharisees who had an ungodly view of money.

 

  • What we do with our possessions today can impact eternity. 16:19-25

 

The rich man lived extravagantly.
The rich man had become callous to the needs of others.

 

  • The choices we make in life cannot be changed after life. 16:26

 

  • God’s Word is a sufficient messenger and motivation for repentance.  16:26-31

Reflection:

How are you investing in eternity?

Is there someone you need to talk to about repentance and salvation before it is too late?

Have you placed your trust in Christ for the forgiveness of your sins?