We begin a new series this Fall entitled, "Questions from Jesus: Invitations to Grow." Jesus' first recorded words was a question (only 12 years old in Luke 2:50!). In the gospels he asks almost 300 questions! Why? Questions stretch us and force us to deal with issues we often try to avoid. The claim of the semester is that Jesus asks us questions as invitations for us to grow - both in self-awareness of who we are and in our knowledge of God and who He is. Each week we look at a different interaction where Jesus asks someone a question. I invite you to take Jesus' questions seriously - he's asking you because he loves you and wants you to grow!
This week James Post, dog-lover and book-lover (overall great lover), teaches us about the the rich young man who had it all, and the Jesus who invited him to give it all up and follow him. Such a beautiful story of how Jesus invites us to give up our idols as we trust in him.
TEXT: Mark 10:17-22