Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Eternal Perspective

I've been going through a study with some leadership guys in our church plant core team called "Discipleship with a purpose." It is a great 20-week study that really challenges people to take a long look at the hard sayings of Jesus. One of the main points of the study is that the perspective of a follower of Jesus Christ must be eternal instead of temporal - not a new idea, but we've been challenged to continue to find more verses that demonstrate the eternal perspective of a follower of Christ. What a radical idea this truly is - that we would live for the reward in heaven and not for the temporary pleasure of this life. I saw a great quote this morning related to this idea that I thought I would share with you:

"All the loneliness, angers, hatreds, envies and itchings that this world contains, if rolled into one single experience and put into the scale against the least moment of the joy that is felt in Heaven, would have no weight that could be registered at all."
C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

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