The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

The Gospel Coalition 2012 Michigan Regional Conference


In this 58-minute session, Don Carson, world-renowned New Testament scholar and author, and Research Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, looks at the context around the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and highlights the message that it brings to bear on our tendency to “keep score” in our lives.



Which of Don’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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It can be very easy as we go through our lives developing a high view of ourselves and a lower view of others. In reality, however, it is those that have come to rely on God for their very being that have true riches. As you go through your day, identify those things you pile up as your measuring stick for your success, and realize that it’s faith—not riches—that God desires.



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