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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Proper 23

A rich man approached Jesus, calling Him Good Teacher, wanting to know how to get eternal life. Jesus responded to Him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.” Jesus then proceeded to summarize all the commandments for this rich man.

The man responded, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.”

Now, how do you think Jesus responded? No one is that good. Everyone sins. Don’t you know you are a sinner.

No, Jesus looked at Him and loved him.

It is easy to overlook this because Jesus then tells the rich man to sell everything. He does this out of love, so that nothing would get in-between Jesus’ relationship with the rich man.

Jesus desires nothing to get in-between us and Him. Not possessions, fame, or pride. He makes our relationship perfect.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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