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Your First 60 Seconds in Eternity (Video)

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  What if we could not just see how we might be remembered, but what if we could actually get a glimpse of what our life will be like beyond the grave? What would you do differently? What decisions might you make?   Jesus gave his audience a sobering experience. He gave them a glimpse beyond the grave.   In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus reveals what a person experiences after death. It’s like looking at your life 60 seconds after you die. What happens next? And the story involves two different men who experience different fates. Their lives could not have been more different. One man was rich, the other inhumanely poor. Two men who are nothing alike suddenly have one thing in common. They die.   We all die. No matter how much or how little you have, we die. But it’s what happens next that no one suspects. One realizes what has been eternally gained while one tragically realizes what is eternally lost. Which is which?   And the story begs the question, which one are you? Like these men, 60 second

Our Pharaonic Response to Pandemic

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Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, “Let my people go, that they may serve me. For this time I will send all my plagues on you yourself, and on your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. For by now I could have put out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth. But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. You are still exalting yourself against my people and will not let them go. Exodus 9:13-17 The plague sequence in Exodus sets before us a collision between the sovereignty of God and the stubbornness of people. There are frogs, flies, darkness, and hail, but there is also the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart. Both God and Pharaoh are active in the process. One about as often as the othe