Bible Stories for Adults
The Rich Man and Lazarus
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Next Week - Our Heavenly Father Cares for Us (Matthew 6:24-34)
Bible Words to Remember:
Be strong, do not fear; your God will come ... He will come to save you. Isaiah 35:4
The Love of Money (Luke 16:1-13)
What parable begins and sets the tone for Luke 16?
What truths did Jesus explain with this parable?
What are these true riches which Jesus refers to?
Ephesians 1:18; 2:7 (NIV)
What are the false riches that Jesus is contrasting?
1 Timothy 6:17
Why should we not trust in the riches of this world?
Why is it hard for the rich to enter heaven? Is it evil to be rich?
Can man truly love and serve God enough to enter heaven?
Who had trouble with the lesson Jesus was teaching?
Why did the Pharisees love money and have trouble with Jesus' teaching?
Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 12, 6 (1-14)
How are we to handle the riches and blessings that God gives us?
The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-22)
How did Jesus describe a man as one the Pharisees would see as truly blessed?
What did Jesus say to the worldly rich in His revelation to John?
How did Jesus describe Lazarus?
How would the Pharisees understand this man's situation?
Isaiah 1:4, 6
How did Jesus understand this man's situation?
In the Bosom of Abraham (Luke 16:22)
What eventually happened to Lazarus and the rich man?
What was meant by angels carrying Lazarus while pall bearers carried the rich man?
What did the Jews understand when Jesus said Lazarus was carried to Abraham's bosom?
In the Depths of Hell (Luke 16:23-26)
How did the rich man's existence change after death?
Why was the rich man in torment?
Although he never gave Lazarus even a crumb, what did the rich man now request?
Should the rich man expect such mercy?
What did Jesus promise to those who give mercy to others in this life?
How did Abraham respond to this request for mercy?
What advise did Jesus give about where we are to store our treasures, and why?
Was Abraham being uncaring by refusing to help the rich man?
What parable did Jesus speak that further discussed this separation after death?
The Truth Realized (Luke 16:27-29)
Did the rich man finally respect Lazarus, or did he still consider him lower as a servant?
What job did the rich man want Lazarus to do?
Did Abraham agree that this was needed?
What did Abraham mean by Moses and the Prophets?
Who are we to listen to?
Luke 9:30-31, 35
Proof of Resurrection (Luke 16:30-31)
Why did the rich man feel that a return by Lazarus would be more effective?
Did Abraham agree with this logic?
How did Jesus later give an opportunity to prove which was correct?
John 11:39-40, 43-44
Did this resurrection get the rich man's brothers (the Pharisees) to repent?
John 11:46-48, 53
What other miraculous sign was given to the Pharisees that they ignored?
Your Questions Answered (Handfuls on Purpose XII)
What happens at death?
Are we conscious in the other life?
Will we know each other in the other life?
Is there any difference in the places where the dead go?
Is there any hope of a second chance?
The Resurrection of the Body (Exp of Luther's Small Catechism - Apostles' Creed, Third Article, IV)
195. What do the Scriptures teach of the resurrection of the body?
God will raise up me and all the dead, so that our bodies...shall be made alive.
196. What difference will there be in the resurrection of the dead?
A. The believers will rise with glorified bodies to everlasting life in heaven.
B. The unbelievers will rise to eternal death,...shame, contempt and torment in hell.
The Life Everlasting (Exp of Luther's Small Catechism - Apostles' Creed, Third Article, V)
197. What do the Scriptures teach of eternal life?
A. At...death the soul of the believer is at once received into the presence of Christ.
198. To whom will God give eternal life?
B. The believer will live with Christ, according to body & soul, in eternal joy & glory
1 John 3:2
God will give eternal life to me and all believers, but to believers only.
199. Are you sure that you will enter eternal life?
I firmly believe..God has..called me by the Gospel,..chosen me..unto life everlasting
200. Why do you close this article with the words "This is most certainly true"?
Because all that I confess in this article is plainly taught in the Bible; therefore I firmly believe it.
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