Posts Tagged ‘eternal life’

The Gift of Eternal Life

Friday, July 13th, 2018

And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. John 10:28

1. IT IS BROUGHT BY AN ETERNAL PERSON. Eternal life is the greatest blessing you
or I will ever come across – immortality is what people have craved through the ages. God has set eternity in our hearts and only He, the Eternal One, the beginning and the end, can give eternal life. And we must receive this gift by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8).

2. IT IS BASED ON ETERNAL PASSION. The eternal God is eternally in love with you. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). God loves us so much that even when we were lost in sin, He sent Jesus for us.

3. IT IS BESTOWED BY ETERNAL PROMISES. The Bible is written by men and inspired by the Holy Spirit. Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s Word and His promises remain forever (Matthew 24:35). Study the promises of God about eternal life. Let them inspire you to look at everything in your life in the light of eternity.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

4. IT IS BACKED BY ETERNAL POWER. Eternal life is not just quantitative – an endless length of time – it’s also qualitative. God wants you to have an abundant life! God wants to bring answers to questions, vibrancy instead of dullness, fruitfulness instead of barrenness, and healing to hurts. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and the same Power that created the stars, that conquered sin on the Cross, that offers eternal life, is available to you.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what are mere mortals that You take thought of them and care for them? Yet You crown me with glory and majesty! (Psalm 8:3-5). Thank You, God, for eternal life and that my path is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day (Proverbs 4:18). I love You, Jesus!

e·ter·nal, adj.
Having infinite duration: everlasting. Characterized by abiding fellowship with God. Continued without intermission: perpetual.

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Five Benefits for Believers

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

1. Eternal Life. “He who believes in the Son has eternal life” (John 3:36). The greatest benefit of all is that God sent Jesus on the great rescue mission so that we can be saved from eternal separation and darkness.

2. God’s Provision. The God who provided for His people in the Bible wants to take care of you today—He never changes. Life’s worries and cares constantly vie for our attention, but as we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, God will meet our every need (Matthew 6:33).

3. Divine Protection. From the moment you wake up and wherever you go, you can believe for God’s protection. Psalm 91 is a powerful chapter about the security of those who abide in God’s presence. Read and confess it so much that it becomes built into the core of your memory.

4. Genuine Connection with God. Our relationship with God is the signature component of our lives. Jesus took the banishment and sin so we can have restored fellowship with God. If you haven’t been walking closely with Him, push the reset button today and step into the amazing vibrancy of connection with the Creator of the universe.

5. Equipped for Effective Service. “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8). The purpose of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the early church was to make us effective and equip us for amazing service.

Pray this Prayer:
God, I connect with You today. I seek You and pursue You. You are the God of all hope (Romans 15:13) and You give power to the weak (Isaiah 40:29). I reach out now and receive all the blessing You have for me in every area of my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

ben•e•fit, noun
Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage.

God Bless You,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

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