Coming together in faith, moving forward in love
In this eight-week sermon series we want to consider what unites us as people of faith and how that is formed by what Jesus taught and how he lived.
This Gospel passage is about the encounter between Jesus and the “rich, young ruler.” A religious person is seeking assurances from Jesus about inheriting eternal life. Jesus gives two answers—first, Jesus told him to follow the central moral commandments of their faith. When the man answered that he had done all those, Jesus called him to a new life of radical poverty, generosity, and following Jesus as his disciple. What about this story makes us uncomfortable? Why? What do you imagine you would say to Jesus if you met him? What do you imagine he would say to you?