"New beginnings with Jesus"

August 18, 2015 Sermon: “Eat to Live Forever!”

Fed by Jesus to Live Forever!             August 16, 2015 f f

Now we work, wear out and die.  We hope life forever will be better!

Our bodies are like tents that we live in here on earth.  But when these tents are destroyed, we know that God will give each of us a place to live…  While we are here on earth, we sigh because we want to live in that heavenly home.                                              2Corinthians 5:1-2

Zoe life in the age to come is joy with Jesus, to glorify & enjoy Him. 

All of us who are still alive will be taken up into the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the sky.  From that time on we will all be with the Lord forever. 1Thessalonians 4:17

He will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.  These things of the past are gone forever.                                                            Revelation 21:4

Then I heard all beings in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and in the sea offer praise.  Together, all of them were saying, “Praise, honor, glory, and strength forever and ever to the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb!”                                           Revelation 5:13

Hell is the reverse.  Forever without Jesus, stuck with their false god.

My dear friends, remember the warning you were given by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.  They told you that near the end of time, selfish and godless people would start making fun of God.   And now these people are already making you turn against each other. They think only about this life, and they don’t have God’s Spirit.                                                           Jude 1:17-18

[Jesus said] “People of Capernaum, do you think you will be honored in heaven?  Well, you will go down to hell!”                                                                              Luke 10:15

       Peter said, “You and your money will both end up in hell if you think you can buy God’s gift!”       Acts 8:20

They are headed for hell!  They worship their stomachs and brag about the disgusting things they do.       Philippians 3:19

God has commanded the present heavens and earth to remain until the day of judgment.  Then they will be set on fire, and ungodly people will be destroyed…  Then the earth and everything on it will be seen for what they are.

But God has promised us a new heaven and a new earth, where justice will rule.  We are really looking forward to that! 2Peter 3:7,10,13

Genesis 3 22 The Lord said, “These people now know the differ-ence between right and wrong, just as we do.  But they must not be allowed to eat fruit from the tree that lets them live forever.”

23 So the Lord God sent them out of the Garden of Eden, where they would have to work the ground from which the man had been made. 24 Then God put winged creatures at the entrance to the garden and a flaming, flashing sword to guard the way to the life-giving tree.

John 6 [Jesus said] “51 I am that bread from heaven!  Everyone who eats it will live [zoe] forever [in the age to come].  My flesh is the life-giving bread that I give to the people of this world.

57 The living Father sent me, and I have life because of him.  Now everyone who eats my flesh will live because of me.  58 The bread that comes down from heaven isn’t like what your ancestors ate.  They died, but whoever eats this bread will live forever.

1Corinthians 15 42b These bodies will die, but the bodies that are raised will live forever.  43 These ugly and weak bodies will become beautiful and strong.  44 As surely as there are physical bodies, there are spiritual bodies.  And our physical bodies will be changed into spiritual bodies.

47 The first man was made from the dust of the earth, but the second man came from heaven.  48 Everyone on earth has a body like the body of the one who was made from the dust of the earth.  And everyone in heaven has a body like the body of the one who came from heaven. 49 Just as we are like the one who was made out of earth, we will be like the one who came from heaven.

52b We will all be changed, so that we will never die again.  53 Our dead and decaying bodies will be changed into bodies that won’t die or decay.  54 The bodies we now have are weak and can die.  But they will be changed into bodies that are eternal. Then the Scriptures will come true, “Death has lost the battle!  55 Where is its victory? Where is its sting?”

56 Sin is what gives death its sting, and the Law is the power behind sin.  57 But thank God for letting our Lord Jesus Christ give us the victory!

58 My dear friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord.  You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile


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