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Matthew 19:1-20:34 – Why Will The First Be Last?

Matthew 19:1-20:34

When your understanding is challenged
Firstly, the authority of Jesus clearly on display.
Secondly, … their understand of godly living completely upside down.

Who is it who gets Godly living right? Jesus or the experts in the law?
Deut 24:1
“martial unfaithfulness” or “for any and every reason”.
Jesus’ reply …
… God’s original intention
… how sinfulness had impacted marriage.
… exposes their misquote
… corrected their wrong understanding of Deut 24:1

Challenging their understanding of singleness

Matthew 19:13-15 … children in the kingdom of God.

Being Rich
“What must I do to get eternal life?”
“go sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me”.

The Generous boss
Mat 20:15 … generosity of the owner

A different sort of messiah
Greatness is about serving
…. two blokes who are blind who seem to see more clearly who Jesus is than everyone else.

For us today
Firstly, does your listening to Jesus actually change what you believe about kingdom living?
Secondly does your listening to Jesus actually change what you do?