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Wk 4 Message Notes

Everybody Always – Wk 4 Message Notes

“Look at What is in Your Bucket”

Mark 10:17-22 (NIV)

John Arobio Sept 12 2021

 

Jesus confronts the rich young ruler about the 10 commandments

 

 

 

Mark 10:17-22

As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him.  “Good teacher,” he asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered.  “No one is good–except God alone. Jesus said you know the commandments. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not defraud. Honor your father and mother. “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.” Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said, “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come and follow me.”  At this the man’s face fell.  He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

 

Who is this young man?

 

 

 

Mark 10:17

As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him.  “Good teacher,” he asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”

 

From Luke 18:18 we know that he is: 

  1. Young
  2. Rich
  3. Ruler

 

Why is Jesus Good?

 

Mark 10:18

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered.  “No one is good–except God alone.”

 

Jesus asked why the man called him good.  No one is good but God. The implication is that Jesus is God.

 

 

Jesus and the commandments

 

Mark 10:19-20
19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’” 20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”

 

Jesus asks man if he kept the six commandments that involved other people.  But he does not ask about the first four commandments that involved the worship of God.

 

Jesus points out his problem

 

Mark 10:22

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said, “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come and follow me.”  At this the man’s face fell.  He went away sad because he had great wealth.

 

Jesus loved the man and wanted him with him.  He told him what he needed to have eternal life with him.  He wanted to remove what was in his bucket that separated him from Gold

 

The man loved his wealth more than God.  It was the first item in his bucket.

 

Bottom Line: 

You will turn into whatever you fill your “bucket” with.  

***If you fill it with love, then you will become love.  If you fill it with things that serve yourself then you will not be on your way to serving God and loving “Everybody Always.”***