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  1. TITLE: A Quality of Life Worth Living Forever TOPIC: The Easy Burden of Eternal Life TEXT: John 17:1-5 THEME: Eternal life is a quality of life that starts with knowing God.

  2. The song ponders the question, “who wants to live forever” if your loved ones die and life is as it is now

  3. What value would it be if we found the fountain of youth and only we could drink of it? Your parents, you spouse, your children, your friends and other loved ones die while you simply keep on living.

  4. What value would it be if we found the fountain of youth and only we could drink of it? Your parents, you spouse, your children, your friends and other loved ones die while you simply keep on living.What a curse that would be.

  5. She asked that Tithonus might never die; but she forgot to state that he might remain for ever young. So Tithonus lived forever growing older and older and more and more decrepit until life became a terrible and intolerable curse.

  6. John 17:1-5 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him..

  7. John 17:1-5 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

  8. What is the eternal life and how do I experience it?

  9. I.Eternal Life was used in Classical Greek

  10. William Barclay In classical Greek “eternal life” was a word of mystery, was the life of the gods, and was contrasted to what was created. “the essential point in this picture is that eternity is always the same and always indivisible; in it there is no being created and no becoming; there is no such thing as being older or being younger in eternity, there is no past, present or future.”

  11. I. Eternal Life was used in Classical Greek A. Eternal Life is beyond the scope of time.

  12. William Barclay There is no “was” or will be but only an eternal “is”. Obviously, we cannot have that state in a created world; therefore, the image of eternity is more than merely unending time. Not only as to continuance but also as to content it is different in essence from everything temporal. It is something other, something higher, therefore not only a "before" and an "after." Eternal is no bare notion of quantity, but above all of quality.

  13. I. Eternal Life was used in Classical Greek A. Eternal Life is beyond the scope of time. B. Eternal Life described the life of the gods.

  14. I. Eternal Life was used in Classical Greek A. Eternal Life is beyond the scope of time. B. Eternal Life described the life of the gods. C. It is a life beyond the created world.

  15. C.S. Lewis “Remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would strongly be tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations

  16. C.S. Lewis It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.” (The Weight of Glory)

  17. What is the eternal life and how do I experience it?

  18. II. Eternal Life is a major focus in the New Testament.

  19. A. It is descriptive of the Life of God Himself.

  20. Robert Cook “The essence of the word “aionios” is that it is the Word of the eternal order as contrasted with the order of this world. It is the Word of deity as contrasted to humanity. Essentiality it is the Word which can be properly applied to no one other than God. Aionios is the world which describes nothing less and nothing other than God.”

  21. A. It is descriptive of the Life of God Himself. • Eternal life is the goal of holiness and comes to those who patiently continue in well doing. (Rom. 2:7)

  22. A. It is descriptive of the Life of God Himself. • Eternal life is the goal of holiness and comes to those who patiently continue in well doing. (Rom. 2:7) • It cannot come to the man who hates his brother, and who is therefore in his heart a murderer (I John 3:15)

  23. A. It is descriptive of the Life of God Himself. • Eternal life is the goal of holiness and comes to those who patiently continue in well doing. (Rom. 2:7) • It cannot come to the man who hates his brother, and who is therefore in his heart a murderer. (I John 3:15) • It comes to those who keep themselves in the love of God. (Jude 21)

  24. Eternal life is not for the man who does as he likes; it is for the man who does as Jesus Christ likes. It is not a case of demanding that we should be perfect; but it is a case of demanding that, however often we fall and fail, we should still fasten our eyes on Jesus Christ.

  25. Eternal Life is the reward of one who strives to live a life of holiness.

  26. Eternal Life is the reward of one who strives to live a life of holiness. • Eternal life is the reward of surrender and loyalty.

  27. l Tim. 6.12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

  28. John 10:27,28 Eternal life comes to the man who hears and follows Jesus. No man who goes his own way can enter into eternal life; eternal life is for the man who in complete loyalty takes the way of Jesus Christ.

  29. Eternal Life is the reward of one who strives to live a life of holiness. • Eternal life is the reward of surrender and loyalty. • Eternal life is the reward of the labourer for Christ. (John 4:36)

  30. Eternal Life is the reward of one who strives to live a life of holiness. • Eternal life is the reward of surrender and loyalty. • Eternal life is the reward of the labourer for Christ. (John 4:36) • Eternal life is the reward of the adventurer of Christ (John 12:25)

  31. Eternal Life is the reward of one who strives to live a life of holiness. • Eternal life is the reward of surrender and loyalty. • Eternal life is the reward of the labourer for Christ. (John 4:36) • Eternal life is the reward of the adventurer of Christ. (John 12:25) • Eternal life is the result of that righteousness which comes through the grace in Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:21)

  32. II. Eternal Life is a major focus in the New Testament. A. It is descriptive of the Life of God Himself. B. It incorporates both quality and quantity of life.

  33. William Barclay "We shall never enter into the full ideas of eternal until we rid ourselves of the almost instinctive assumption that eternal life means primarily life which goes on forever.”

  34. II. Eternal Life is a major focus in the New Testament. A. It is descriptive of the Life of God Himself. B. It incorporates both quality and quantity of life. C. Internal life involves intimacy (knowing) with God.

  35. II. Eternal Life is a major focus in the New Testament. A. It is descriptive of the Life of God Himself. B. It incorporates both quality and quantity of life. C. Internal life involves intimacy (knowing) with God. Eternal life means 'to know the only true God' (John 17.3)

  36. Man can only know God through three avenues.

  37. Man can only know God through three avenues. • He must use his mind to think

  38. Man can only know God through three avenues. • He must use his mind to think. • He must use his eyes to see and his heart to love Jesus Christ.

  39. Man can only know God through three avenues. • He must use his mind to think. • He must use his eyes to see and his heart to love Jesus Christ. • He must use his ears to listen to what God is seeking to say to him.

  40. Internal life involves intimacy (knowing) with God. (i) Eternal life demands knowledge of God

  41. Internal life involves intimacy (knowing) with God. (i) Eternal life demands knowledge of God. (ii) Eternal life demands obedience to God. God's commandment is eternal life. (John 12:50)

  42. Internal life involves intimacy (knowing) with God. (i) Eternal life demands knowledge of God. (ii) Eternal life demands obedience to God. God's commandment is eternal life. (John 12:50) (iii) Eternal life is the reward of strenuous loyalty. (l Tim. 6.12)

  43. What is the eternal life and how do I experience it?