What is really important for the here and now? What is your priority? That question will only be answered correctly when we understand how this life relates to eternity.
Scriptures: First Lesson: Revelation 19:4-9; Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13
Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
My Next Steps
Tension: Should we be living for this life or the next? Or what should the balance be? Living for this life comes pretty naturally. How do we keep a biblically healthy perspective and balance?
Connect: Through his life and ministry Jesus shows us what living (and dying) for the next life looks like. He did what we cannot. And thank God he did! Without him there would be no life after this life.
Treasure: “…and so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:18).
Challenge: Creating a personal/family crest! Check out the Family Crest Challenge for details.