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2 The Parable Of The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

3 Setting In The Perean Ministry Jn 10:40-42 In His 3rd year of preaching A little more than 3 months to crucifixion Following the 3 parables on lost things (Lk 15), Jesus tells 3 parables on stewardship Lk 16:1-31; 17:7-10 The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

4 Setting The previous parable (Unjust Steward) was spoken to the disciples Lk 16:1 The Pharisees overheard…they scoffed This parable was directed to them for …their love of money Lk 16:14 The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

5 Setting Is this a parable or a real narrative? Some say real (Lazarus, Abraham named) Considering previous parables, it seems parabolic Lk 10:30 14:16 15:11 16:1 Either way, it teaches the same lesson The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

6 The Parable A certain rich man v. 19 Dressed habitually in purple, fine linen Lived gaily in splendor every day A beggar named Lazarus vv Had to be carried everywhere just to beg Longed for crumbs from rich mans table The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

7 The Parable A certain rich man v. 19 Dressed habitually in purple, fine linen Lived gaily in splendor every day A beggar named Lazarus vv Covered in sores…only relief was for neighborhood dogs to lick them The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

8 The Parable A normal day for the rich man Add to his wealth…continue good living Never noticed OR ignored Lazarus A normal day for Lazarus How much more pain, misery, humiliation? What crumbs (pity) will I get today? The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

9 The Parable Both men died v. 22 Despite their very different lifestyles, both faced this same day Eccl 9:2-5 Heb 9:27 Death is the Great Equalizer No mention of Lazarus burial…beggars often dumped in Potters Field The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

10 The Parable Both men died v. 22 Did anyone even notice Lazarus was gone… did anyone mourn his death? It didnt matter…angels carried him to comfort (Abrahams bosom) The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

11 The Parable Both men died v. 22 Imagine the pomp & pageantry of the rich mans funeral !! Plenty of mourners…but they could only go so far with the body No angels for him The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

12 The Parable Both men died v. 22 Both men left this life penniless Eccl 5:15 1 Tim 6:7 The cold, dark reality of materialism…it has no influence beyond the grave The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

13 The Parable Both men died v. 22 Where we go after death is determined by what we do in life No matter the splendor (rich man) or the shame (Lazarus) …our fate can be much different after we die The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

14 The Parable Implications re: both men v. 23 Lazarus in Abrahams bosom = his character must have been acceptable Rich man in Torments = his character must have been disreputable The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

15 The Parable Activity after their deaths vv The rich man has 2 requests of Abraham Ê A drop of water from Lazarus finger to cool his tongue v. 24 Now, he is in the position of beggar This would be the crumb he desired He wants what he didnt give – mercy The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

16 The Parable Activity after their deaths vv The rich man has 2 requests of Abraham Ê Abrahams answer vv Remember… He was told to think back to how he lived and how he had ignored Lazarus Death reverses lifes inequities The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

17 The Parable Activity after their deaths vv The rich man has 2 requests of Abraham Ê Abrahams answer vv There is a great gulf fixed… Lazarus could not be sent Death seals everyones fate cp. 2 Pet 2:4b Jude 6 The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

18 The Parable Activity after their deaths vv The rich man has 2 requests of Abraham Ë Send Lazarus to warn my 5 brothers so they will not come here vv , 30 Indication they now lived as he had They needed to repent He knew the jeopardy they were in The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

19 The Parable Activity after their deaths vv The rich man has 2 requests of Abraham Ë Send Lazarus to warn my 5 brothers so they will not come here vv , 30 The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31 Does this teach those who find themselves in Torments will have knowledge of life, regrets of how they lived, loved ones who need to repent, etc.?

20 The Parable Activity after their deaths vv The rich man has 2 requests of Abraham Ë Abrahams answer vv. 29, 31 They have Moses & the Prophets… Sending Lazarus wasnt necessary If they wouldnt listen to Gods word, they wouldnt heed a man from the dead The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

21 The Parable Activity after their deaths vv The rich man has 2 requests of Abraham Ë Abrahams answer vv. 29, 31 Could we not easily substitute for us Jesus & the apostles ? The word of God has enough warnings for anyone to avoid Torments The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

22 The Lesson What kind of steward am I? Do I only think about myself, my standard of living? (like the rich man?) Do I see yet ignore the Lazaruses in my life? cp. Mt 25:41-45 The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

23 The Lesson Do I realize what I do or dont do in this life determines my eternal fate? No second chances after death Torments will afford me nothing but never-ending agony, regrets, etc. The Rich Man & Lazarus Lk 16:19-31

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