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Matthew 19 Reading Guide


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Remember the focus from yesterday: Christ's followers must change - let go of the lies of this world - and have an implicit, child-like trust in Him.

  • v1-12 - Jesus presents a very hard teaching on divorce. For more on how to properly interpret and apply these tough words, see last year's post.

  • v13-15 - Once again, Jesus points to innocent, trusting children as the model citizens of the Kingdom of heaven.

  • v16-30 - Jesus demonstrates that saving grace enables a person to fully turn away from the world and follow Christ, and that since people are enabled by grace to do this, they are obligated to do this.


Today we're going to focus on v23-24:

  • (23) Then Jesus said to his disciples,

  • “Truly I tell you, it is hard

  • for someone who is rich

  • to enter the kingdom of heaven.

  • (24) Again I tell you,

  • it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle

  • than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

This short video will help make Jesus' point clear: