Don’t rely on good works; rely on God’s work. LUKE 18 (YOU (STORY: 8 yr…
Don’t rely on good works; rely on God’s work. LUKE 18
Encourage | Jesus loves you the way you are.
Doubting is ok (Moses, Job, Thomas, me in college) but don't STOP there!
STORY: 8 yr old and
Facing Jesus "Why should I give you eternal life?"
Did you rely on good works? Or did you rely on God's work?
Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Giving to the poor = good works?
This man's heart was in his possessions.
God doesn't want your works, He wants your heart.
GRAB VOLUNTEER | Court Illustration
Behavior might make your parents proud, but not God.
Why do we walk away?
At the end, imagine Jesus saying "It wasn't what I wanted."
Youth Retreats | People didn't change
Why did he walk away?
Realized good works is not enough.
Matthew 19:22 -
he went away
We can't relate | We're not rich!
Yes we are |
80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
WHAT IS IT? THIS IS THE SECRET!
We do this with God! | Church, Bible, Youth Group
Treated life like Sports (Practices) + Video Games (Levels)
How do I live forever?
Everyone wants this! | Doctor, plastic surgery
Bible story that talks about this struggle.
Judged by others | Not measuring up
Can you relate? | Making parents/pastor/teacher proud?
I try to make God proud | Failure = crawl back to God
I'm Brazilian | SOCCER STORY
Pastor | youtuber | AWA
Privilege | Want to get to know you