During our abode in this body we shall live. Thus, in Christ, we have the light of two worlds thrown upon human destiny. In your homes, whether your tables be covered with all the luxuries, or merely with the necessaries of life, "ye are to do all to the glory of God."III. His life shows that He possesses all that is necessary to bestow life on His people. And this Christ is Lifegiver to all that love Him and trust Him. THE RISEN LIFE in glory, to all eternity. He not only gave us the true law, BUT WAS HIMSELF A PERFECT ILLUSTRATION OF IMMORTALITY, and even named Himself by it — the Life. If it had been said, "Because your faith is strong, ye shall live," then weak faith would have perished; but when it is written, "Because I live," the argument is as powerful in the one case as in the other. We cannot even look upon the man Jesus issuing from the tomb, and draw from thence a faith that yields peace. John Piper Jan 11, 2009 584 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. 3. Life is communicative. So it is not until a man begins to use his soul aright that he knows for what it is made. It was Christ's realization of the living God that rendered His conviction of eternal life so absolute. Because He continues to live, His disciples shall continue to live also. There is another. John 14:1-25. "Because" —. And that presence is the pledge of a reunion. Then a gulf opens, which, however persons may talk about it, is then very wide. Speaker: Rev. It is a life of glory; He has done with shame, and has a name that is above every name. John Piper The plan of redemption depends upon His incarnation and atonement. And with these longings they believed that they would then exist after all when this life was over. He inquired of Luther what he meant by "vivit?" THE RENEWED LIFE. Acts 25 April 23, 2017 II. It is hindered by its connection with the old life, by the circumstances in which it is placed by its absence from Christ its Fountain. "The Father hath given to Him to have life in Himself; so that He quickeneth whom He will." 2. When life begins to be true, it announces itself as an eternal thing to the mind; as a caged bird when let loose into the sky might say, "Now I know that my wings are made to beat the air in flight;" and no logic could ever persuade the bird that it was not designed to fly; but when caged, it might have doubted at times, as it beat the bars of its prison with unavailing stroke, if its wings were made for flight. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO. III. And in Christ we have both — the human omen and the Divine promise turned into fact. Elsewhere He simply assumes it. 3. John 14:2. The great want of the Church today.(J. Let me make one or two inferences.This life is —1. Thompson. II. Death was no leap in the dark to Him; it was simply a door leading into another mansion of God's great house. John 14:2 "In my father's house are many mansions . 4. With Him there is no shadow of a turning. If we could find any weakness elsewhere in His teachings, there would be ground for such questions. It is a sufficient reason, for —(1) Christ's life is a proof that His work has accomplished the redemption of His people. But as a moral teacher He stands at the head, unimpeachable in the minutest particular. Read another emphasis on that "you." If one tells me ninety-nine truths, I will trust him in the hundredth, especially if it is involved in those before. is the question with the worldling; but the Christian says, "Lift Thou upon us the light of Thy countenance."3. Hence He never uses any word corresponding to immortality (which is a mere negation — unmortal), but always speaks of life. And thus we are brought to the fundamental fact that HE CONNECTED LIFE OR IMMORTALITY WITH CHARACTER. Had He not succeeded in doing this He Himself would not thus have lived. Thompson. "Thou God seest me" is the constant feeling of the Christian.2. Onward through eternity, whatever may be the changes which yet are to be disclosed, nothing shall affect our God-given life. Those whom today you are most fondly cherishing, and the thought of whose death you dare not admit to your own heart — if you have none but them, and no Christ in them, you will wake up some morning to such a cold vacancy, for that one will have gone, and will have left you "comfortless." In some of the cathedrals of Europe, on Christmas eve, two small lights, typifying the Divine and human nature, are gradually made to approach one another until they meet and blend, forming a bright flame. When Christ speaks of eternal life, He does not mean future endless existence; but fullness or perfection of life. I hope you will listen closely to those words, cling to them, and let them sink deeply into your life and into your heart. (1) We live because He lives. He is still proclaiming, "As I live, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked." The removal of the penalty which fell upon our race for Adam's sin. ◄John 14:2 ► In My Father's house are many rooms. The Christian's spiritual health depends upon his prayerfulness, but that prayerfulness depends on something else. 4. It is the same in its origin. So it is not until a man begins to use his soul aright that he knows for what it is made. HELP FOR THE TROUBLED HEART. If there be God's life in man's heart, there must be God's holiness in man's conduct. He will indeed bow his head in obedience to the physical laws of the humanity He shares, but already He enters the gates of Paradise, not alone but leading a penitent child of humanity by the hand. 4. The mere fact that I shall live tomorrow does not sensibly move me. This springs from the relation which He holds to them. Thus, the best of the heathens longed to exist after death, that they might continue to make progress in all such good as they had begun in this life, in high thoughts and in excellent resolves. The true safety of the Church.5. True, the believer's natural life is like that of all other men: one of sin, misery, without God, without hope under wrath, on the way to everlasting woe. 3. "All power is given unto Me" (Ephesians 1:20-22). Listen; Downloads Sermon Audio; sermon text 20180909 Open Ears, Open Eyes, Open Hands; September 2, 2018 . He can "strengthen the things that remain, and are ready to die."2. The proof that a man is no Christian is, that he is no missionary. Yes, our life is bound up with that of Jesus. 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