July 12, 2015
Jesus and the rich young ruler
As we read through the gospels we come across many encounters that Jesus has with all sorts of people. These accounts are not arbitrary stories – they are treasure chests of knowledge about God and about ourselves.
In Part one of the series Jesus meets up with a rich young ruler. At face value he seems to be a man who’s got it all together, and yet, in the words of an unknown theologian, “he’s the only person who walked away from Jesus in a worse condition than when he came.” How did it all go so wrong and what can we learn from this ‘encounter with Jesus?’