Week 3 ± Reckless Abandon Page 1
Scripture / Excess / Testimony
Entering the KingdomIs it an easy thing to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? (Acts 14:22)What are you willing to do? (Mark 9:47 c.f. Hebrews 12:4-10)Water and Spirit
³Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they areborn of water and the Spirit.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but theSpirit
gives birth to spirit.
The Wealthy and the Kingdom
hew 19:22-26 (c.f.
hew 6:19-22, Luke 6:38
hen the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had greatwealth.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, ³Truly I tell you, it is hard for someonewho is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Again I tell you, it is easierfor a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is richto enter the kingdom of God.´
hen the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, ³
ho then can be saved?´
Jesus looked at them and said, ³
ith man this is impossible, but withGod all things are possible.´ Matthew 6:19-22 (Luke 12:13-31
³Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths andvermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up foryourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy,and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also.
³The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,
your wholebody will be full of light.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shakentogether and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with themeasure you use, it will be measured to you.´