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Session 9

How to live forever

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

Nothing lasts forever. Keep a car long enough, it will only be good for its parts. Keep a job long enough, we eventually will retire. Keep a cell phone long enough, there will eventually be a better model. Even our bodies, well, we eventually return to dust.  

Cars, jobs, cell phones, laptops, they all serve a purpose and can be destroyed. The body, though? The body is a totally different blessing. God already created our bodies, but when we are in Christ, we become new creatures. From the moment we say “yes” to Jesus, we know there is a body waiting for us in Heaven.  

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1).

How awesome is that promise? Our tents will eventually break down. Before we die, some of us will endure health problems, blindness, deafness, paralyzation, and other things that will make us moan and groan. But after our time in our tent is over, as long as we are in Christ, we will get new bodies, and they will be stronger than anything we could have ever imagined.  

Being in Christ means that forever continues in heaven after we take our last breath.

Nothing lasts forever. Well, at least not on this side of the journey of life. Being in Christ means that forever continues in heaven after we take our last breath. Isn’t that a beautiful thing to look forward to?

Reflect:

  • The promise in 2 Corinthians 5:1 applies to those who have a relationship with Jesus. Have you started a relationship with Him? If not, you can step into that promise by starting one today.
  • Does the promise of a perfect heavenly body give you hope in your pain? If you are struggling to find hope, who can you talk to that will encourage you?

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How to build your defense

How to build your defense

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2

When nothing seems as black and white as we’d like

When nothing seems as black and white as we’d like

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3

It’s not all about me

It’s not all about me

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4

The reason you might be seeing things differently

The reason you might be seeing things differently

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5

If your life was a letter, what would it say?

If your life was a letter, what would it say?

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6

Ever feel like a broken record?

Ever feel like a broken record?

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7

Before jumping ship, note the life raft

Before jumping ship, note the life raft

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8

Doing nothing is not an option

Doing nothing is not an option

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9

How to live forever

How to live forever

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10

Can God still use me?

Can God still use me?

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11

Play by the rules? No thanks.

Play by the rules? No thanks.

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12

How to tell your real friends from your fake friends

How to tell your real friends from your fake friends

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13

Which kind of sorrow are you feeling?

Which kind of sorrow are you feeling?

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14

More is never enough

More is never enough

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15

What’s the difference between a tithe and an offering?

What’s the difference between a tithe and an offering?

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16

Giving to receive?

Giving to receive?

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17

You already have the best weapon

You already have the best weapon

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18

Why you should keep cool in the face of criticism

Why you should keep cool in the face of criticism

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19

What influences you?

What influences you?

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20

Find strength in the most unexpected place

Find strength in the most unexpected place

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21

God equips his people

God equips his people

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