The Sermon God, What Do I Owe by David McGee
Feb 11, 2018
God, What Do I Owe (34:55)
Referenced Scriptures: James 1:17-18; 1 John 3:17-18; Mark 10:17-31; 2 Kings 5:1-22
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
17) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.
18) Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
1 John 3:17-18
17) But whoever has the world‘s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his compassion from him, how does the love of God remain in him?
18) My little children, let‘s not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
17) As he was going forth into the way, one ran to him, kneeled to him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
18) Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except one -- God.
19) You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder,‘ ‘Do not commit adultery,‘ ‘Do not steal,‘ ‘Do not give false testimony,‘ ‘Do not defraud,‘ ‘Honor your father and mother.‘"
20) He said to him, "Teacher, all these things have I observed from my youth."
21) Jesus looking at him loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross."
22) But his face fell at that saying, and he went away sorrowful, for he was one who had great possessions.
23) Jesus looked around, and said to his disciples, "How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!"
24) The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answered again, "Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25) It is easier for a camel to go through the needle‘s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
26) They were exceedingly astonished, saying to him, "Then who can be saved?"
27) Jesus, looking at them, said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God."
28) Peter began to tell him, "Behold, we have left all, and have followed you."
29) Jesus said, "Most assuredly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for my sake, and for the gospel‘s sake,
30) but he will receive one hundred times now in this time, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.
31) But many who are first will be last; and the last first."
2 Kings 5:1-22
1) Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor, [but he was] a leper.
2) The Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden; and she waited on Naaman‘s wife.
3) She said to her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! then would he recover him of his leprosy.
4) One went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maiden who is of the land of Israel.
5) The king of Syria said, Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. He departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand [pieces] of gold, and ten changes of clothing.
6) He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may recover him of his leprosy.
7) It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man does send to me to recover a man of his leprosy? but consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.
8) It was so, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Why have you torn your clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
9) So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.
10) Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean.
11) But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
12) Aren‘t Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.
13) His servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid you do some great thing, wouldn‘t you have done it? how much rather then, when he says to you, Wash, and be clean?
14) Then went he down, and dipped [himself] seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
15) He returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him; and he said, See now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, please take a present from your servant.
16) But he said, As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. He urged him to take it; but he refused.
17) Naaman said, If not, yet, please let there be given to your servant two mules‘ burden of earth; for your servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but to Yahweh.
18) In this thing Yahweh pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, Yahweh pardon your servant in this thing.
19) He said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
20) But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: as Yahweh lives, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.
21) So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he alighted from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?
22) He said, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there are come to me from the hill-country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets; please give them a talent of silver, and two changes of clothing.
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