The Big Issue Is Eternity

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By Greg Laurie For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. —Acts 20:27 How hard it must be for a doctor to tell a family who is anxiously awaiting news on the condition of a loved one, “I’m sorry. He didn’t make it.” How hard it must be to say to someone who just had a medical test, “I’m sorry, but you have cancer.” Yet a doctor must tell …

Eternity in Our Hearts

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By Greg Laurie He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. —Ecclesiastes 3:11 I read a story about a little dog named Mugsy, who was crossing the street one day and was tragically hit by a truck. His heartbroken owners buried him in the pet cemetery. They were sad they would …

Memento Mori

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By Greg Laurie Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. —Colossians 3:2 Back in older times, there was a Latin phrase they would write on the top of a document. It was memento mori. It means, “Think of death.” You say, “That is so morbid.” It actually is not. It was a reminder to be aware of the fact that life ends. Be aware of the fact that eternity is …

What We All Know

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6/11/2016 Another lesson from my cat: he “hides” from the vacuum cleaner by running under the mattress cover on the bed…but sometimes his tail sticks out. He doesn’t realize that I know exactly where he is by looking at what portion he leaves uncovered. Do you understand the lesson? Humans are the strangest creatures! We all know, for certain and without doubt, some things about life, namely that it will end, but we ‘hide’ from …

Eternal Hell is as the Fires of a Furnace

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“Contrary to all those who believe, not in the Lord Almighty, but he who deceives. Father God, Who art in heaven, loves them. He who follows the ways of the wicked shall perish for all of eternity. He who knows the Light shall have eternal life. Woe to those whose ways are not of the Holy One. For eternal hell is as the fires of a furnace. A furnace much hotter and everlasting than known …

Job Interview For Eternity

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3/17/2016 If we endure, We shall also reign with [Him].                                                              [2Ti 2:12(a) NKJV] Blessed and holy [is] he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.   [Rev 20:6 NKJV]              Ever wonder why the same minority of church members always show up for corporate prayer, or work days …

The First Empty Tomb

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April 10 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 Jesus is the only person who has an empty tomb. Everyone else who’s died has returned to the dust, but Christ is alive and seated at the Father’s right hand. Because He overcame death, His followers are also guaranteed empty tombs someday. When Jesus returns for His church, those who have died in Him will be resurrected into glorious bodies. And believers who are alive at that time will instantaneously …

Sowing Spiritual Seeds

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March 2 John 4:34-38 Think about everything that contributed to the story of how you came to know Christ as your Lord and Savior. It’s probably not possible to fully count all those spiritual seeds that God used to draw you to Him. And not all the people who sowed good seed into your life knew what the outcome would be. We also have the opportunity and privilege–every single day–of sowing seeds into the lives …