Key Verse

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life.
— John 10:27-28

Eternal Life

Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-3

During this quarter the lessons have brought out how God provides for our needs. Is eternal life one of our needs? If we do not obtain eternal life, what is the alternative? Jesus said if one does not enter the strait gate and walk in this narrow way that leads to life, he goes through the wide gate, walking in the broad way that leads to destruction. In 2 Peter 3:9 we read that God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, we have everlasting life. That promise is found in John 3:16.


  1. The earthly social standing of Lazarus and the rich man were vastly different, but there was one common ground on which they met. What was that? See Hebrews 9:27.
  2. It wasn’t Lazarus’ poverty that made him worthy to be carried to Abraham’s bosom. It wasn’t the rich man’s riches which caused him to be cast into a place of torment. What was it that determined their eternal destinies?
  3. Do you think the rich man did or did not have the opportunity to prepare for eternal life during his natural lifetime? Why?
  4. Explain the rich man’s plan for getting his brothers ready for eternal life. Why did Abraham say this plan would not work?
  5. According to our text in John, why did Jesus tell His disciples that He must go away?
  6. Summarize how much the Christian has to do with the quality of his mansion. See 1 Corinthians 3:11-15.
  7. Jesus has promised to return. What will happen when this event occurs?
  8. In this past quarter, we have been studying how God meets our needs, including His provision for our eternal life. What must we do now to ensure our obtaining this greatest of all provisions?