The Coming Great Reversal
Scripture: Luke 16:19–31
In this study in the life of Christ, we find ourselves still at the dinner party in which the misfits and outcasts and marginalized where drawing near to Jesus. It's the same dinner party in which the religious leaders grumbled, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
This sparked a series of stories by Jesus in which he taught that the reason he is welcoming these folks into his presence is because his Heavenly Father does this very thing.
And so he encouraged his disciples to use their resources to make friends for eternity.
And now, with the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Jesus gives a negative example of someone who doesn't do that as the man from Nazareth seeks to shock these religious leaders out of their complancency and self-centeredness.