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Matthew 19:13-30

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Our Lord Blesses the Children and the Account of the Rich Young Ruler

Matthew 19:13-30

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Lesson Number 51

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. The Lord tests the person who desires to be a true disciple.
  2. The Lord rewards the person who proves to be a true disciple.

Practical Application

  1. Bring your children to the Lord.

Questions

  1. When should children be baptized?
  2. Why do we refer to Matthew 19:16-30 as the account of the rich young ruler?
  3. Was Jesus denying His deity in Matthew 19:17?
  4. Was Jesus teaching you can be saved by following the Ten Commandments?
  5. How was the Lord testing this man a third time in Matthew 19:21?
  6. When is the time referred to in Matthew 19:28?

Answers

  1. When they have believed on the Lord Jesus as their Savior.
  2. Because of the parallel passages in Mark 10:17-22 and Luke 18:18-23.
  3. No; He was testing the man. Was he willing to admit that Jesus was more than a good man?
  4. He was again testing the man, to see if he was willing to admit he was a sinner.
  5. If the man had been willing to sell all he had it would have shown his heart and revealed his priorities.
  6. This refers to the future Millennial Kingdom, when the Lord will establish His literal kingdom here on earth.

Discuss/Consider

  1. If the Lord asked you to sell all you have in order to follow Him, would you be willing? This exercise will expose your heart and show your priorities! If you cannot answer yes to this command, discuss ways to re-align your priorities so that you could answer yes.
  2. Any disciple that gives up the blessings and benefits of this life to serve the Lord more effectively will be rewarded both in this life and in the world to come. Discuss this statement. Do you have experience or know someone who has sacrificed the blessings of this life, such as marriage or a nice home, in order to serve the Lord? How have they been blessed because of their commitment?

Challenge

  1. Do you have a biblical view of children? Children should be encouraged to come to the Lord. Pray for the salvation and growth of the children in your life.

Key Verses

  • “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
  • “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but one, that is, God.” Matthew 19:17
  • “But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” Matthew 19:30

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