“Brevity and Eternity”

December 31, 2017

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Brevity and Eternity: Brevity is the swiftness in which our time here is passing. Eternity is the forever future granted to those whose lives are in Christ. Psalm 39:4-5 speaks to brevity: “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered–how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” (NLT) John 3:16 speaks to eternity: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (ESV) Ultimately everything comes down to Jesus. Either you’re with Him or your not. Either you believe in Him or you don’t. Either your faith is proven by obedience or your lack of faith is verified by disobedience. Either your rapidly fleeting life is passing with eternal hope or your rapidly fleeting life is passing by hopelessly. Either you possess eternal life or you’re facing eternal separation from God. Now would be a good time to do something about your “either or” situation. Brevity should prompt your next move…
* In the sermon, Steve listed the names of people many of us knew who had passed during 2017. He incorrectly named Wanda Mackey. Instead, it was Wanda’s daughter Robin (Mackey) Walk who had passed. The attached notes have been corrected.

Bible References

  • Psalm 39:4 - 5
  • John 3:16
  • Job 7:6 - 10
  • John 3:35 - 36
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16 - 18