Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus

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Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.”

What does “fared sumptuously” mean? ___________________________________________

What did the rich man choose to do with his wealth? _____________________________

20 “But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.”

Here, Jesus uses an actual name in His teaching. Do you find it possible this is a story that actually took place rather than a parable? _______________________________

Does Jesus use names in any of His other parables? ________

22 “So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Who is Abraham? _______________________________________________________________

Where is “Abraham’s bosom” located? ___________________________________________

What is Hades? _________________________________________________________________

Who is the only one who has control over who goes where? _____________________

24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’”

Why did the rich man call Abraham “Father?” ____________________________________

Are all “God’s chosen people” in Heaven? _________________________________________

25 “But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.”

By calling him “Son,” Abraham acknowledged the rich man was _________________

26 “And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’

Is it possible for anyone to pass from Heaven To Hell, or Hell to Heaven? ___________

27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’”

What was Moses and the prophets’ message to God’s chosen people? ____________

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30 “And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”

Do you believe someone coming back from the dead is sufficient to make believers out of unbelievers? _______________________________________________________________

Do you believe Hades is a REAL place? _______________

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