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Jul 26, 2015

“Amplify: Good Isn’t Good Enough”

Mark 10:17-31


Our Goodness is Never Enough . . .


Jesus is asked the most important question:  “What must I do to be saved?” (v.17)


I must realize that I am a sinner.

·         In other words, my goodness isn’t good enough.  (Psalm 14:3)

o   My goodness cannot save me.

o   My knowledge of God’s word cannot save me.

o   My religiosity cannot save me.

“Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” (v.20)


Jesus exposes what the rich young ruler missed.

“You lack one thing:  go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” (v.21)

·         He failed to see the idolatry in his life.

o   He had made possessions his god.


I must repent of my sin and turn to Jesus for the forgiveness of sin.

·         In other words, I grieve over my sin and turn to Christ for forgiveness.

o   The rich man was grieved but not over his sin.  (v.22)

“Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.”  Mark 10:22 


It is a difficult thing for a people captivated by the world to surrender their pride and worldly riches for the incorruptible treasure and surpassing worth of knowing Christ


·         But, what seems impossible with man, is possible with God. (v.27)


I must place my full trust in Jesus Christ for my salvation (And here’s why:)

·         All I need is found in all He is.  (vv. 28-31)

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”  Jim Elliot