eternal life is now
this is a response to a post by my bro jsmed entitled: wake up call
last sunday night i sat down with the group and tossed the lesson. we had a dtr time between us and god. with no judgment or condemnation i asked how much time they had spent the past week in prayer. there was almost nothing going on outside of praying for meals and before tests. then i asked what they had been reading in the bible. one girl had read part of 1 cor 13. no one else was reading anything. the general mood of the group was somber and solemn.
then i asked how much time they spent on fb and myspace. how much time they spent playing video games. how much time they spent watching tv. how much time was consumed in extra-curricular activities. these were big hits in the group and they became lively in discussing their various activities.
even shooting nazi zombies.
and im sitting there wondering how kids who claim to be saved are going to church bc they have to and not relating to jesus at all. the general consensus was that jesus just isnt relevant in their daily lives. they dig him. hes cool. and they agree that he lived and died for their sins and rose again. but it means nothing to them right here and now.
and the tragedy of this is that it ignores the power of the resurrection. the power of jesus promise of abundant life. and tho i want to look for someone to blame and point my fingers the truth is that wont change anything. so im praying and looking for ways to engage the resurrection life in these guys. and ill pray that they begin to live and move and have their being in a relationship with their maker and savior.
bc eternal life is now.
john 10:10 (the message)
i came so they can have real and eternal life – more and better life than they ever dreamed of.