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Welcome to Bible Study. Greetings Song The Old Rugged Cross Opening Prayer. Number My Days. Compared with life eternity, life is extremely brief . Ask God to help you see life on earth as he sees it.
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Welcome to Bible Study Greetings Song The Old Rugged Cross Opening Prayer
Number My Days Compared with life eternity, life is extremely brief. Ask God to help you see life on earth as he sees it. A Prayer of David in Psalm 39:4 “Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting (short-lived, brief, transition) is my life.”
The Bible compares life on earth to temporarily living in a foreign country. 1 Peter 1:17 “Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially (fair and neutral), live your lives as strangers here (in this life) in reverent (humble and respectful to God) fear.”
Rick Warren’s Anecdote Many people who move from other parts of the world to The United States to work, may keep their citizenship with their home country. They are required to keep a registration card (called a “green card”), which allows them to work here even though they are not citizens. Christians should carry spiritualgreen cards to remind us that our citizenship is in Heaven.
James 4:4 Caution, this language may be offensive to some people. When we flirt with the temptations of this world, God calls it spiritual adultery. The Bible says, James 4:4 “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
The WorldGalatians 5:19-21 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 7:31 (NLT) “Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.”
Agree or Disagree? In order to keep us from becoming too attached to earth, God allows us to feel a significant amount of discontent and dissatisfaction in life – longings that will never be fulfilled on this side of eternity.
Millions of faithful people have lost everything Hebrews 11 • 13 All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. • 16 But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Agree or Disagree? When things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.
Coach Paul Bear Bryant A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time. All I know is, I don't want to stop coaching, and I don't want to stop winning, so we're gonna break the record unless I die.
Thinking About My Purpose • Point to Ponder:This world is not my home. • Verse to Remember: 2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” • Question to Consider: How should the fact that life on earth is just a temporary assignment change the way I am living right now?