May 17 2010

Grasping for Eternal Life

Rebekyah Brewer

we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. – 1 John1:2

101197P “As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him.” – Psa. 103:15-17

Everything in our life is temporary and passing. Our life, our jobs, our relationships, our joys, our sorrows and afflictions, our desires, all our possessions that eventually rust or break – it’s all temporary. We live in a world of constant needs with only temporary solutions. We are never satisfied for long. We are never fulfilled. We always hunger for more – more wealth, more power, more knowledge, more possessions, more meaning. We are constantly deluded thinking if only we can get to the next level, the next meal, the next possession, the next relationship we will be happy and be finally complete, but completion always eludes us, because all we ever have to fill ourselves with is well…temporary. Continue reading

Apr 26 2010

No Ordinary Life

Rebekyah Brewer

The life appeared ; we have seen it and testify to it , and  we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father  and has appeared to us. –  1 John 1:2

BA005 What was it that made Jesus so extraordinary? It was the eternal life he held within him. “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4,9) For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. (John 5:26) As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will not hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. (John 6:57, 35) “…the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us. (1 John 1:2)

The life within Christ was no ordinary life. It was eternal life. Continue reading