“And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” -1 Corinthians 15:14
Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die, I risk my whole eternity on the resurrection.” -Charles Suprgeon via @SpurgeonBooks
But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. -Hebrews 1:8
Manger empty. Cross empty. Tomb empty. Throne occupied for eternity!
-Dustin Benge via Twitter
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” -2 Timothy 4:6-8
What you know about eternity should affect how you live your life.
–excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: “Paul’s Example of Faithfulness: Finishing Well“
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“For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” -1 Timothy 4:10
People continue in faithfulness when they see the big picture and know that eternity matters. –excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon
“For the Lord will not cast off forever.” -Lamentations 3:31
He may cast away for a season but not forever. A woman may leave off her ornaments for a few days, but she will not forget them or throw them upon the dunghill. It is not like the Lord to cast off those whom He loves, for “having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Some talk of our being in grace and out of it, as if we were like rabbits that run in and out of their burrows; but, indeed, it is not so. The Lord’s love is a far more serious and abiding matter than this.
He chose us from eternity, and He will love us throughout eternity. He loved us so as to die for us, and we may therefore be sure that His love will never die. His honor is so wrapped up in the salvation of the believer that He can no more cast him of than He can cast off His own robes of office as King of glory. No, no! The Lord Jesus, as a Head, never casts off His members; as a Husband, He never casts off His bride. Did you think you were cast off? Why did you think so evil of the Lord who has betrothed you to Himself? Cast off such thoughts, and never let them lodge in your soul again. “The Lord hath not cast away his people which he foreknew” (Romans 11:2). “He hateth putting away” (Malachi 2:16).
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]