Eternity is Now in Session … A Review

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John Ortberg has asked an important question that all of us need to consider: “What if salvation isn’t mostly about getting us into heaven but about getting heaven into us?” (p. 7).

In Eternity Is Now in Session, Ortberg examines the meaning of salvation in light of eternity.

This book arrived from the publisher two weeks before I was scheduled to teach on John 3. I devoured the book, rereading passages and highlighting key thoughts. God’s timing is always perfect! I used quotes from this book in the teaching. Continue reading Eternity is Now in Session … A Review

John 3:16: Eternity Awaits You

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

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15

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3 Gifts of God That Make All the Difference

Grace, love, and fellowship from the Prince of Peace, Mighty God and Eternal Father, and our Wonderful Counselor – for you and me!

Grace bestowed upon us from Jesus has been described as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. Grace flows from Jesus on the cross to wash our sins away with His blood. Grace that cost everything!

Love gave the Father’s only begotten Son to become my sin, your sin upon the cross, so that you and I might have life everlasting in the presence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Love that surpasses understanding!

Fellowship breathed into those who trust in Jesus – an eternal fellowship of grace and love through the Holy Spirit. Fellowship that lasts forever! Continue reading 3 Gifts of God That Make All the Difference

3 Calls to Service … What’s Your Calling?

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Jesus was alive! By now, He had appeared to the disciples twice. Now, they walked to Galilee to meet Jesus for the third time. There they were … waiting.

“I’m going fishing,” Peter said. Five other disciples went with him. They fished all night and caught nothing.

Early in the morning, they heard, “Children, do you have any fish?”

“No.”

“Cast your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.”

Their net was so full, that they couldn’t pull it in. John told Peter, “It’s the Lord.” Peter plunged into the water and swam to shore.

Fish on the fire and bread. Jesus provided again. The disciples added some of their catch.

Breakfast on the beach with Jesus.  Continue reading 3 Calls to Service … What’s Your Calling?