Morals, Deeds, & Salvation

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Jesus' Journey to Jerusalem and the Cross in the Gospel of Luke

Morals, Deeds, & Salvation

March 28, 2014   •   Luke 18:18-30

On his way to Jerusalem and to the cross, Jesus met a lot of people. He met the confused and the distressed, the angry and the innocent. Now and then he also ran across very earnest people and none more so than the person we often refer to as “the rich young ruler.” He was ready to do anything for eternal life, in fact he had already filled his life with good deeds. All three of the Synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke include this encounter so we know the evangelists at least regarded this as a very important story that has something to do with the core of the Gospel and salvation. But what is that core thing?

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