Pursuing an eternal perspective

May 21, 2017

Bible Text: Mark 9:42-50 |


Key text: Mark 9:42-50; Isaiah 66:24; Jeremiah 19:1-15; 1 Tim 2:1, Mark 8:31-32; John 3:16
• The importance and challenge of systematic preaching
• Three general biblical principles on Hell
o It is fair – justice demands judgement
o Hell – eternal judgement – is the fruit of justice
o Jesus talks about Hell
• Jesus gives us three key principles in this passage:
o We are on a journey
o Our Journey has eternal consequences
o What we do in life echoes eternity
• All of Jesus teaching operates in the shadow of the cross
• We cannot out give God!

Key Discussion Questions
How do we develop lives that are relevant in the temporal and yet have our eyes fixed on the eternal?
In what ways are we investing our resource in the eternal?

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