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WHAT LACK I YET

WHAT LACK I YET
a sermon

Our text passage follows.  As you read it, Give a brief comment on what is highlighted in the passage.

Mat 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, GOOD MASTER, what GOOD THING shall I do, that I may have ETERNAL LIFE?
Mat 19:17 And he said unto him, WHY CALLEST THOU ME GOOD? there is none good but one, that is, God: but IF THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.
Mat 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Mat 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: WHAT LACK I YET?
Mat 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be PERFECT, go and sell that thou hast, and GIVE TO THE POOR, and thou shalt have TREASURE IN HEAVEN: and come and follow me.
Mat 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for HE HAD GREAT POSSESSIONS.
Mat 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, THAT A RICH MAN SHALL HARDLY ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
Mat 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Mat 19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, WHO THEN CAN BE SAVED?
Mat 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

TEXT VERSE –  Matthew 19:20 –  what lack I yet?

JESUS WAS AN ITINERANT STREET PREACHER
HE HAD NO HOME
NO BANK ACCOUNT
NO WIFE,
THIS MAN in Matthew 19 WAS UNDER CONVICTION

HE WAS RICH BUT
HE WAS UNDER CONVICTION

PERHAPS THIS MAN BECAME CONVICTED AFTER HE HEARD JESUS PREACHING ON LUKE 12:20
Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

HE MAY HAVE THOUGHT
1] I HAVE BEEN A GOOD MAN.
2] I HAVE TRIED TO DO RIGHT
BUT
WHAT LACK I YET ?

OR HE MAY HAVE BEEN THERE WHEN JESUS PREACHED THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
MATT 6:19
Mat 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Mat 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

HE MAY HAVE THOUGHT
WHY CAN’T MY MONEY GIVE ME HAPPINESS
WHAT LACK I YET
I HAVE MUCH MONEY
I HAVE MANY FRIENDS

LIFE IS GOOD
BUT SOMETIMES
WHEN I’M ALONE
WHEN THE MUSIC IS GONE
I GET EMPTY INSIDE
AND I ASK MYSELF

WHAT LACK I YET?

WE KNOW HE WAS UNDER CONVICTION
BECAUSE HE RAN TO JESUS
Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came ONE RUNNING, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

THIS MAN WAS RICH
CAN YOU SEE
BILL GATES RUNNING TO JESUS
CAN YOU SEE PRESIDENT OBAMA RUNNING TO JESUS
CAN YOU SEE DONALD TRUMP RUNNING TO JESUS

THIS MAN IN MATTHEW WAS RICH
WE ARE ALSO RICH IN THIS WORLD
WE OWN A HOUSE
WE DRIVE OUR OWN CAR
WE HAVE TV
WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS TO STARVE
OR TO BE POOR

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT POOR IS
INDIA
AFRICA

SO FOR US IN AMERICA
FOR US THIS MORNING
I DON’T WANT YOU TO THINK YOU ARE
NOT LIKE THIS RICHMAN
DON’T THINK
HIM RICH
ME POOR

RUNNING TO JESUS IS WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU FEEL EMPTY INSIDE,
1] WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG YOU RUN TO JESUS
2] WHEN YOU FEEL THAT DEATH IS
IMMINENT YOU RUN TO JESUS

3] HAVE YOU EVER RAN TO JESUS
A] WHEN THE FEELING IS GONE
B] WHEN THE SITUATION PASSES
YOU TURN YOUR BACK AGAIN ON JESUS AND WALK NO MORE WITH HIM (John 6:66)

THAT MEANS YOU THINK OF HIM AS THE OCCULT THINK OF THEIR gods
JESUS IS JUST SOMEONE TO USE
TO ACHIEVE YOUR OWN GOALS

OR PERHAPS JESUS IS LIKE AN AMULET TO YOU
SOME KIND OF LUCKY CHARM.
WHEN THE LUCKY CHARM WORKS YOU PUT IT BACK INTO ITS BOX.

IF JESUS WAS IN TAWAS WOULD YOU RUN TO HIM
1] WOULD YOU KNEEL BEFORE HIM
A] OF COURSE YOU WOULD
a) YOUR SAVED AREN’T YOU
OF COURSE YOU WOULD
THEN WHY AREN’T YOU
JESUS IS IN YOUR HEART
AND
JESUS IS IN THE BIBLE

Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
YOU WANT TO GET LONELY REAL FAST
YOU WANT TO GET INTO DEEP DEPRESSION
START CALLING JESUS LORD LORD AND TREAT HIM AS A LUCKY CHARM
START MANIPULATING HIM

Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
THIS MAN CAME TO JESUS BECAUSE HE WAS HAUNTED BY THE QUESTION
WHAT LACK I YET ????
THAT QUESTION HAS HAUNTED EVERY MAN FROM THE GARDEN
Mat 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Good Master
THIS MAN DIDN’T RECOGNIZE JESUS AS GOD ROBED IN FLESH

HE DID RECOGNIZE JESUS AS DESERVING OF HIS RESPECT

HE SAW JESUS AS ANY OTHER MAN
HE SAW JESUS
AS HE SAW HIMSELF
HE ASKED
What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

JESUS TOLD HIM
if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

NO ONE CAN DO THAT
JESUS TOLD HIM TO DO SOMETHING HE COULDN’T DO

1] THE 10 COMMANDMENTS WERE GIVEN TO THE JEWS
Deu 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

2] THE 10 COMMANDMENTS WERE GIVEN TO SHOW THE JEW AND US
HOW GOOD WE AREN’T

Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;

Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

3] WHEN THE LAW WAS BROKEN
SOMETHING, A LAMB, HAD TO DIE
Jam 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
4] THE TEN COMMANDMENTS WERE GIVEN SO SIN WOULD INCREASE
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
BUT WE USE THE COMMANDMENTS TO COMPARE OURSELVES WITH OTHERS

2Co 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
INSTEAD OF BEING CONVICTED
INSTEAD OF SAYING WHAT LACK I YET
WE ARE PROUD AND ARROGANT

 

Mat 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

WHAT LACK I YET ???

EPHESIANS 2:8,9
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY DONE IN AND THROUGH CHRIST

PERHAPS YOU HAVE THOUGHT
I DON’T WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO THE CROSS
BUT
I BELIEVE A PERSON SHOULD BE RIGHT.
There are things in my life that are not Christian
I love them
I can’t repent of them
I don’t want to repent of them

Sin is like sleeping while driving

It’s like driving a motorcycle 90 miles an hour down a dead end street
(HANK SNOW 1963)

SIN IS NOT YOUR FRIEND
PERHAPS YOU ARE SAYING
I KNOW BUT IT IS MY MASTER
IT TELLS ME
I DON’T TELL IT
I AM SINS SLAVE
THIS INCLUDES

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

PERHAPS SOME ARE SAYING THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ME.  I AM SAVED I AM A
BLOOD BOUGHT AND PAID FOR CHRISTIAN
Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
Eph 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

CHRISTIANS ALSO ASK THENSELVES
WHAT LACK I YET

WHEN A LOST PERSON
TRIES TO REPENT AND DO RIGHT
THE BIBLE CALLS THAT WORKS
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

LET ME TALK TO THOSE HERE WHO ARE NOT SAVED
Eph 2:9 Not of works

IT IS CALLED WORKS FOR A GOOD REASON
IT IS WORK FOR THE UNSAVED
TO READ THEIR BIBLE
IT IS WORK TO GO TO CHURCH
IT IS WORK TO WITNESS ABOUT CHRIST
IT IS WORK TO STOP THE PLEASURES OF SIN THAT SO EASILY TRIPS THEM UP
IT IS WORK TO STOP THE HEART OF ANGER BITTERNESS AND LUST.
IT IS WORK TO STOP THE THIRST FOR FORNICATION

BUT EPHESIANS 2:9 SAYS YOU DON’T HAVE TO
WORK AT IT,

Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
GOD WANT YOU TO LOVE HIM
Mat 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

LET’S PRETEND JESUS IS IN TAWAS

This morning we are going to imagine what MATTHEW 19 means if
JESUS PREACHED IT TODAY – TO YOU

JESUS IS IN TAWAS
A] He IS preaching ON A STREET
CORNER
1] WOULD YOU GO AND LISTEN TO HIM
A] MANY WOULDN’T
B] MANY WOULD DISTANCE THEMSELVES
FROM A FANATIC LIKE HE WOULD BE
C] ESPECIALLY IF HE ONLY USED THE AV
1611 BIBLE AS WE HAVE IT TODAY
D] NO MIRACLES JUST THE PREACHING

NOW IMAGINE THIS PERSON RUNNING TO HIM
PERHAPS SOMEONE HERE
ASKS OF HIM
WHAT LACK I YET?

This man/woman sees Him as a great preacher
No man spoke like this man
JESUS WOULD SPEAK NO DIFFERENT THEN THIS BIBLE

THE PERSON WHO RUNS TO HIM
IS RICH
Has a nice car –
tv-
owns a nice house –
has plane tickets to vagas

He is a nice guy
OR
SHE IS A NICE GIRL
He wouldn’t cheat you
You would be glad to have him for a friend

He is in church SOME Sunday mornings
He doesn’t come Sunday night
He doesn’t come to Wednesday prayer
He doesn’t read the Bible
He doesn’t pray

Mat 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be PERFECT, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Mat 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for HE HAD GREAT POSSESSIONS.
Mat 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That A RICH MAN SHALL HARDLY ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

THE APOSTLES DID THAT
BARNABUS DID THAT
ANANIAS PRETENDED TO DO THAT
PAUL DID THAT

ARE YOU GLAD HE ISN’T HERE TO SAY THAT TO YOU?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY

WHAT LACK I YET

THERE ARE A LOT OF CHRISTIANS SAYING WHAT LACK I YET
THEY DON’T TITHE
THEY ARE NOT FAITHFUL IN CHURCH ATTENDANCE
THEY DO NOT READ THE BIBLE
THEY DON’T HAVE CHRISTIAN FRIENDS
THEY MAY NOT HAVE A SAVIOR

I DON’T THINK THERE ARE AS MANY BACKSLIDERS AS WE THING
I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF TARES
THEY ARE FOOLING THEMSELVES
BECAUSE OF THE CHURCHES ATTITUDE TOWARD SIN
TOWARD DOCTRINE
TOWARD SEPARATION

BUT

WHEN ALL IS QUIET
ARE YOU HAUNTED BY THE QUESTION
WHAT LACK I YET

GOD WANTS TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION
PERHAPS HE ALREADY HAS

IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED
WHY CONTINUE ON LIVING A GUILTY LIFE
JESUS DIED FOR YOU
REPENT – TAKE HIM AS YOUR SAVIOR
RIGHT NOW
1Jo 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1Jo 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1Jo 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1Jo 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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