“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

12/07/2015 – Morning Service: What Do I Still Lack

Bible Readings:

Deuteronomy 5:1 – 22, Matthew 19:16 – 30

Sermon Outline:

“You have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless, until it rests in thee.” – Augustine of Hippo

  • Knowing God by knowing yourself.

Matthew 19:17 (NKJV)

17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

“Without knowledge of self there is no knowledge of God” – John Calvin (Institutes, 1.1.1)

  • Two ways to live

Matthew 19:21 (NKJV)

21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

  • A narrow and difficult path, but

Matthew 19:26 (NKJV)

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”