The Suicide Of A Soul
Alright, I want you to take your bibles please and turn to Mark, the tenth chapter . I trust that you brought a bible with you and if you didn't there ought to be a bible there in the pew rack. Would you please get it out and find the gospel of Mark. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John is the ground we're standing on and Mark is the second book in the new testament. Chapter ten, we're going to begin our reading in verse seventeen. The title of our message, THE SUICIDE OF A SOUL. Let's begin our reading. "And when he was gone forth into the way, (now the he refers to Jesus), "when Jesus was gone forth into the way there came one running, and kneeled to him and ask him, good master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, why callest thou me good? There's none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, defraud not, honor thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him and said unto him, one thing thou lackest, go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven and come take up the cross and follow me. He was sad at that saying, and went away grieved for he had great possessions."
Not all stories have a happy ending. I like stories that end this way and they lived happily ever after, but this story has a tragic ending. It's the story of a young man who lost his soul, it's a story of a young man who had so much going for him and in the idiom of today he blew it. Now, what happened to this young man is the basis of our message today that I'm going to entitle the Suicide of a Soul. I want you to see this young man with his desire that he had, which was a desire for eternal life. And I want you to see his decision, and he made a tragic decision. Then I want you to see ...
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