Why did the rich man think that he was blessed of God with his riches? Why do others strive to reach the standard that the self-righteous set up? How is works religion a system of rewards established by men? How does this parable show that things are not always what they appear to be? Why do we tend to look at the outward? Is one's assurance always an indication of being saved by Christ? How are the rich man's and Lazarus' roles reversed in judgement? Why do men not only covet wealth and position but even self-righteousness? Why do we need to see the things we covet as adversaries? Why did Christ put Abraham in this parable? What is essential to the life of a soul Christ has redeemed?