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God's Care: Eternal Life (#939)

God’s Care: Eternal Life (#939)
So today, we’re going to continue our series on God’s care. And as we’re in that time of year, for those people who follow the standard church calendar where we’re coming up to Easter next week and this Friday would be good Friday, and of course, for those people that observe Lent, we’re in Lent. So since we’re at that time of the year, and it is on so many people’s minds, I thought it would be a great session to talk about eternal life. Now this is something you run into whenever you are reading the scriptures, but we’re going to take a whole session and focus on it. So we’ll start in Job chapter 19…
As Taught by Bruce Mahone, 20180325.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Job 19:25-27:       25 But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth, And at last he will stand up upon the earth:
26 And after my skin, even this body, is destroyed, Then without my flesh shall I see God;
27 Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side, And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed within me. (ASV)
John 3:16              Whosoever believeth in him should not perish (Greek apollumi: be destroyed, abolished, put to an end), but have everlasting life
John 10:25-30      I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish (apollumi)
Acts 1:22              A witness of his resurrection
Acts 4:1-4             Being grieved that they preached the resurrection
Acts 4:33              And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great grace was upon them all
Acts 17:16-21       He preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection
Acts 17:31-32       He hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked
I Cor. 1:18              For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish (apollumi) foolishness
I Cor. 15:12-23      Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished (apollumi – vs. 18)
I Cor. 15:51-52      In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump
I Thes. 4:13-18      Wherefore comfort one another with these words
I Tim. 1:1                Lord Jesus Christ our hope
Heb. 2:14-15          Deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (He himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil – NASB, vs. 14)
God’s Care: Eternal Life (#939)

God's Care: Live More!, Part 2 (#938)

God’s Care: Live More!, Part 2 (#938)
Good morning. We’ll continue our series on God’s care for us, which we started the beginning of this year. We’re going to look at many different topics in the Bible from the point of view of how much God cares for us. And last week we covered the topic of Live. With the emphasis being that no matter what’s going on around you, you just have to live your life and you can’t let stuff get to you. When of the great examples we had was when Daniel was doing very well in the upper levels of bureaucracy in Babylon, he was one of the top bureaucrats there. Which I get a kick out of because some people like to make fun of government bureaucrats. There’s plenty to make fun of, but I think: we’ll Daniel was one. And then they get mad if the people in charge, they don’t agree with them . We’ll you work for a very idolatrous dictator, yet he still managed to believe God. The idolatrous dictator, who happened to be the King of Babylon, actually liked Daniel.
It was his coworkers that got jealous and decided they wanted to get rid of him because he was getting too influential. And they couldn’t figure out how to do it because they couldn’t find any skeletons in his closet so to speak — any dirt on him. So they made up a law that said you could only worship the king of Babylon for the next, I think, 60 or 90 days. And of course Daniel worshiped the true God and so even after they passed the law, he still went to his room, opened the window, and prayed the true God, the God of Israel, three times a day. That was against the law; he broke the law. But he kept living God’s word the way he had been doing before the law was written; and as a result he got thrown into the lions’ den, but you know the record: God brought him out safely. And it was those people that accused him that ended up getting eaten by the lions, not Daniel.
So we’ve covered a bunch of other records, but the point of the records, and you can listen to the teaching on the website if you want, the point of all the records we looked at last week was that you just have to live God’s word and live your life. You can’t be worried about what people say, what people think, how things go; you just can’t worry about it. You just got to live your life trusting God. And we’re going to continue to do that with the topic: Love More! Just a continuation of the topic of the importance of living God’s word, no matter what’s going on. So let’s go to John chapter 10….
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20180311.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
John 10:10           I am come that they might have life (zoe) – more than abundantly
Acts 5:20             Go, stand and speak all the words of this life (zoe)
Rom 1:16-17       The just shall live (zao) by faith
Rom 6:1-4            Walk in newness of life (zoe)
Rom 8:1-8            To be spiritually minded is life (zoe) and peace (vs. 6)
Rom 12:1-2          Present your bodies a living (zao) sacrifice
Rom 12:10-21      Live peacably (eiraneuo) with all men (vs 18)
I Tim 2:1-6            A quiet and peacable life (bios) in all godliness and honesty
Supplemental verses:
Ps 119:165           Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them
Ps 103:11-14        As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us (vs 12)
Phil 3:13-16          Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those which are before (vs 13)
God’s Care: Live More! (#938)