February 9, 2003
Sometimes we assume that a person’s good reputation or financial prosperity shows proof of God’s blessing. In this message, however, Alistair Begg explores how Jesus subverted His listeners’ beliefs about success with His parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Although we can be distracted by temporal goods or status, Jesus focused on the serious and sobering reality of the afterlife. Everyone, He insisted, will face specific eternal destinies: either joy with Christ in heaven or separation from Him in hell.