First United Methodist Church Roanoke Rapids

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From the Heart of the Pastor

"I AM . . . An Heir of Eternal Life"

Posted by Pastor Cory B. Oliver on November 23, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Dear Saint of the Most High God,

1 John 5:11-12 And this is that testimony (that evidence): God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. (12) He who possesses the Son has that life; he who does not possess the Son of God does not have that life. (Amplified)

The essence of the Christian life is eternal life. What, then, is eternal life, and what are its gifts and characteristics? There is only one person to whom the word eternal may properly be applied, and that one person is God. Therefore, eternal life can only be explained by the life of God Himself. What we are promised is that here and now there can be given to us a share in the very life of God (BARCLAY).

PRAISE ALMIGHTY GOD PEOPLE! How do you receive that? Please read over that Scripture and commentary again. We have ETERNAL LIFE! Why? The reason why is because we have the Son of God given, not from the outside, but from within. Oh how I pray that you will be able to understand this truth. This past week I was speaking with a parishioner and they shared, that their young child had ask, “What does heaven look like?” What a question, especially for someone so very young. After that discussion we realized that is the whole idea of why we exist as a people, to seek and find our purpose in God and God in us. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW YOUR PURPOSE? If you do, and are willing, come and join the journey - to Love Jesus - Love Others - Teach Others to Love Jesus! Let’s (TOGETHER) live life to the fullest with no regrets in Christian service. If you're not sure, ask me how? I’m available for you!

With Jesus Christ, I’ll take you there!

Pastor Cory

(It's All about Jesus)

This Weeks Lectionary: Jeremiah 23:1-6 / Luke 1:68-79 / Colossians 1:11-20 / Luke 23:33-43


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