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- Lazarus And The Rich Man -

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Lazarus  And  The  Rich  Man

There was a certain rich man who lived in great luxury and at his gate laid a beggar named Lazarus, whose body was covered with sores.  He was hoping that he might receive scraps from the rich man's table.  Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

After a while the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side.  The rich man died, was buried and from his torment in hell raised his eyes to see Lazarus sitting next to Abraham up in heaven.  He cried out, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip his finger in water to cool my tongue and stop this burning!"

But Abraham said, "Remember, my son,  when your life was filled with all good things while Lazarus had a bad life and no one cared.  Now Lazarus is being comforted while you are being tormented.  Also, there is a deep pit between us so anyone who would pass from here to you cannot, and no one can cross from where you are to us."

The rich man said, "Then I beg you father Abraham,  send Lazarus to my five brothers at my father's house to warn them so they will not end up here where I am being tormented!"

Abraham replied, "They have Moses and the prophets, let them listen to them."

The rich man answered, "That is not enough of a warning,  father Abraham!  But if someone were to rise from death and go to them,  then they would repent."

But Abraham said, "If they do not take the words of Moses and the prophets seriously,  then they will not be convinced even if someone were to rise from death."

New Testament,  Book Of Luke,  Chapter 16,  Verses 19-31


Paraphrased Quotes From Jesus

January---------Lazarus And The Rich Man
February-------The Greatest Commandment ("about love")
March-----------The Lost Sheep / The Lost Son
April-------------Meaning Of Easter / 3 Examples From Jesus
May--------------The Worry Of Daily Life
June-------------The Ten Lepers
July--------------The Good Samaritan
August----------How To Give and How To Pray
September-----The Un-believing Towns
October---------Signs Revealing Christ's Return To Earth
November------The Last Supper
December------Why We Should Celebrate Christmas

January--------The Things That Make A Person Unclean
February-------Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
March-----------Jesus Chooses The Apostles
April-------------The Coming Persecutions For The Believers
May--------------Jesus Feeds 5000 Men ( part 1 )
June-------------Jesus Walks On The Water  ( part 2 )
July--------------The Bread Of Life  ( part 3 )
August----------The Meaning Of The Cross
September-----Jonah And The Whale
October---------Jesus And The Devil ( Satan )
November------Jesus And The Sabbath ( The Day Of Rest )
December------The Christmas Story ( The Birth Of Jesus )

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