By Pastor Tim White
It is remarkable to me that some of the most complex issues are resolved in simple powerful truths. After exasperating study, mind boggling contemplation, exhausting debate and intensive research, sometimes it all comes together in a simple profound truth.
We have been on a series entitled “Give Us Jesus.” It started in the Easter Story and was joyfully brought together by Pastor Becca in describing the depth of the personal friendship we can have with Jesus Christ himself. This week I am concluding that series with a message on “How you can have certainty that you have eternal life”. I don’t know how many times in 33 years of ministry I have had friends from this community meet me for coffee and say they want to have faith when it comes to death. These are wonderful people whom I have the utmost respect for in their high intelligence and accomplishments in life. I know that they are beloved by their family. Sometimes, it is a conversation that lasts for years – though not at the same coffee shop. But it always ends – yes - always (God is batting a thousand here) with a smile on their face, love and courage in their eye and a statement of deep confidence that God has a better plan than death and they are part of it.
So, I wanted to end the series on “Give Us Jesus” with Great Questions - Solid Answers on Eternal Life and how each of us can live forever with Jesus. I have entitled this inspirational message Finally, We’ve Arrived at the Beginning. I believe this is a message you will want to make sure you don’t miss. So, I will see you there. The music will be so inspiring!
Your friend for the rest of my life,
Pastor Tim White