“Because it was Jesus who came to us from eternity, to prepare us for eternity and He is our greatest insight into discovering how to embrace eternity.” – Pastor Tom Mullins, Christ Fellowship
A dear friend of mine in college loved to work out and loved to play football. I remember eating lunch with Jason one afternoon as he said, “I just want to test my body, to see how strong I get, to see how much I can take.”
Unfortunately, neither he, nor the two girls he was traveling with were strong enough to take the impact of a head on collision with a semi truck. The loss of those three precious lives devastated all of us at Hardin-Simmons that year.
All of us have our limits, and life has an expiration date.
It is absolutely essential that, in the midst of our journey through life, we prepare ourselves for eternity by embracing Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the Name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” — 1 John 5:11-13
Do you know that you have eternal life? It doesn’t have to be a mystery.
I encourage you click on the Podcast link and take a few minutes to listen to “Embrace Eternity,” our message from yesterday. It could be the best investment you ever make into eternity.
You can also find a great article on embracing eternity at the EFC website.
May the grace of God fill your life as you discover peace with Him through the cross of Jesus Christ.
Embrace Eternity with confidence! Click HERE to follow along with Pastor Eric’s message.
“Will my pet be in Heaven?” seems to be the number one question people have about the after life. Click HERE for Pastor Eric’s blog post on this perplexing subject.
Randy Alcorn is one of the pioneers of modern thought concerning Heaven. You can purchase his book, appropriately titled “Heaven” directly from his website by clicking HERE.
On the Radar
Brazil Mission Trip — Pastor Mindy and Pastor Lorin leave in December for a mission trip to Brazil! They will each need to raise over $3,000 for trip costs. For more info and to find out how you can support their trip, click HERE.
This coming Sunday is Missions Sunday, and our church will have an opportunity to give towards this trip. Ask the Lord before you come if you are to bring a special gift to invest in the people of Brazil.
The Freedom Weekend is quickly approaching. Have you signed up? Make plans to join us November 6 – 7 for an amazing weekend of discovering the healing and joy found in Christ Jesus. Space will be limited, so sign up early! For more information, a schedule, and registration information, click HERE.
We have a new Lunchtime Bible study coming soon. Beginning Tuesday, October 20, we will dive into a study of the book of Revelation. The study will run every Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 in my office. Everyone is welcome to join in, just bring your Bible and a lunch box.
You Heard it at EFC
Been trying to remember one of those awesome songs we sang? Here is our worship list from yesterday, for those of you who just absolutely need a copy for yourself. You can usually find them for purchase on itunes.com.
- “Mighty To Save” Hillsong version
- “Wonderful Maker” Chris Tomlin version
- “Healer” Kari Jobe version
- “In Christ Alone” Rita Springer version
Next Sunday, October 18, Mindy will be preaching on being whole in your body, soul, and spirit. Come ready to be blessed with an impartation of Jesus’ perfect peace.