Unless You Repent (Luke 16:16-31)

In Luke 16, Jesus addresses material wealth and kingdom priorities, subtly illustrating for us the true heart condition of the unrepentant. After telling the parable of the dishonest manager, Jesus speaks to the Pharisees—”who were lovers of money” (Luke 16:14)—in order to tell them another parable. While this story, the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, in some sense raises more questions than it answers (questions concerning details of the afterlife), Jesus’ point is clear: there is life after death, and what you care about most in this life will directly impact the next. In this sermon, Pastor Dave explains the dangers of self-centeredness, the realities of eternal judgment, the necessity of repentance, and the hope of the gospel.