Do I Wonder Enough?

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. Luke 24:2-4

Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened. Luke 24:12

“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” Oswald Chambers


Three Things to Remember about Faith…


  1. Faith is never proven


Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1


  1. Faith comes from remembering


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3


  1. Faith comes from wonder


And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. Matthew 13:58

Do I Care Enough?

When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it… Luke 19:37-38, 41

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.  He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT)

If we want to care more we have to remember:


  1. Compassion requires proximity


The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. John 1:14 (The Message)


  1. Compassion requires passion


Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9: 23 (NLT)

Am I Good Enough?

Four things that we learn from the rich young ruler:


First, his view of his goodness was superficial & empty.


You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. Luke 18:20-21


Secondly, he was not as good a person as he thought he was.


Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. Romans 3:20


“You shall have no other gods before me!” Exodus 20:3


Third, he knew that he was not good enough.


A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Luke 18:18


Fourth, he was unwilling to do the one thing that was necessary.


When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. Luke 18:24


Something to Think About…

  • Even good people need to be saved.
  • You can never be good enough to earn salvation
  • All can be saved but not everyone will because some refuse to give in to God.
  • Good people and bad people are both saved by repenting of their sins and placing your faith in Jesus. (Acts 20:20-21)