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Eternal Life

April 9, 2008 Leave a comment

How encouraging that John’s stated purpose is to comfort his readers.

If I didn’t know my eternal destiny, I’d be distracted constantly by questions of existence, meaning, and doubt.

Because of the promises in the Bible and the historical evidence which supports its claims, I can go through life confident in my eternal destiny.

This is different than saying I have self-confidence. In fact, it is nearly the opposite. That’s the key. It’s not dependent upon my performance day-by-day. And that brings me great comfort.

The Christian life is simultaneously freeing because it sets clear parameters and freeing because the parameters no longer convict me.

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1 John 5:12

April 9, 2008 Leave a comment

“He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life” (NIV).

Thank you, Lord, for allowing Jesus into my life.

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