Live Sunday Experience July 3

Live Sunday Experience July 3



We love that you’ve joined us this morning for our live Sunday experience at Ranch Church!

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Message notes by Josiah Schwartz, July 3 2022

’LETTERS TO THE CHURCH: THE RICH YOUNG RULER’

“IT WOULD SEEM THAT OUR LORD FINDS OUR DESIRES NOT TOO STRONG, BUT TOO WEAK. WE ARE HALF-HEARTED CREATURES, FOOLING ABOUT WITH DRINK AND SEX AND AMBITION WHEN INFINITE JOY IS OFFERED US, LIKE AN IGNORANT CHILD WHO WANTS TO GO ON MAKING MUD PIES IN A SLUM BECAUSE HE CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT IS MEANT BY THE OFFER OF A HOLIDAY AT THE SEA. WE ARE FAR TOO EASILY PLEASED.”

~C.S. LEWIS

MARK 10:17-27

“HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT SOME OF JESUS’ SAYINGS ARE LIKE HARD CANDY? THEY’RE NOT LIKE CHOCOLATE, WHICH YOU CAN LET MELT IN YOUR MOUTH, SWALLOW AND IT’S GONE – A MOMENTARY PLEASURE. WITH HARD CANDY, IF YOU TRY TO TAKE IT IN TOO FAST, YOU’RE LIKELY HEADED FOR THE DENTIST CHAIR OR HEIMLICH MANEUVER. MANY OF JESUS’ SAYINGS ARE LIKE THAT. YOU WORK ON THEM AND YOU WORK ON THEM, AND ONLY THEN ARE YOU REWARDED WITH LAYER AFTER LAYER OF INCREASING SWEETNESS.”
~TIM KELLER

1. IS WEALTH THE DETERRENT? (V. 23-27)

THAT WE NEED A MIRACLE TO GET TO JESUS.

2. WHAT IS GOOD ENOUGH? (V. 17-20)

SOMETHING IS STILL MISSING… BECAUSE THERE’S NO SUCH AS “GOOD ENOUGH”

3. THE TRUE RICH YOUNG RULER (V. 21-22)

WHAT IS IT THAT WOULD GRIEVE YOU TO THE POINT OF SADNESS TO GIVE UP? THAT IS WHAT JESUS IS CALLING YOU TO GIVE TO HIM.

IF YOU WANT INTIMACY WITH GOD, IF YOU WANT TO GET RID OF THIS SENSE THAT SOMETHING IS MISSING,
GOD MUST BE FIRST.

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field”
Matthew 13:44

“You know the generous grace of Lord Jesus Christ. Though He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor, so that by by His poverty He could make you rich”
2 Corinthians 8:9

IF WE SEE JESUS AS THE TRUE RICH YOUNG RULER – WHO GAVE EVERYTHING TO PURSUE US, TO RESCUE US, TO LOVE US, IT WILL CHANGE HOW WE SEE HIS CALL. IT WON’T BE A BURDEN; IT WON’T GRIEVE US; IT WON’T BE A RISK. WE WILL SEE HIS KINGDOM LIKE THAT TREASURE IN THE FIELD, AND IT WILL BE OUR JOY TO SELL EVERYTHING FOR IT.

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