Friday, April 7, 2017

TWO WAYS YOU CAN BE ASTONISHED AT LIFE


By Ada Brownell

Excerpt from IMAGINE THE FUTURE YOU



!. IMAGINE HOW YOU BURST FROM YOUR MOTHER’S WOMB!


When you last looked at a baby, were you amazed at how he was formed from a tiny egg inside your mother's belly? Are you awed at how you were created the same way? A wad of sperm from your father and the amazing egg with all your DNA in it connecting and springing to life! How amazing.


2. We’re used to seeing babies, and we accept them without question. But someone who was dead coming to life again? God sending his Son to earth to promise everlasting life to those who believe in him? That’s beyond some people’s comprehension.


Or is it beyond some folks to allow themselves to believe such a love story?


If God created life in the beginning and made it possible for life to continue through the generations, it’s not that difficult to believe the rest of the Bible record.


When the choir sings anthems Easter morning (or any other Sunday dur­ing the year), it isn’t difficult to believe that when the disciples looked into the tomb and saw the grave clothes lying there, He had risen.


And it isn’t that difficult to believe He’s still at the right hand of the Father, answering prayer, giving new spiritual life and hope to people everywhere—because it’s true. People experience the power of God every moment around the world, and testify about it.


When the choirs break into Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus, our spirits can sing along, “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. The Lord God omnipotent reigneth!”


JESUS DIED TO GIVE YOU ABUNDANT LIFE—YOUR FUTURE


The Gospel of Jesus Christ didn’t stop when the Lord went into heaven, or when his disciples died. “He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do because I go to the Father,” Jesus said in what John recorded in Chapter 14, verse 12.


The works of the Lord Jesus Christ are magnified today by literally millions of believers who proclaim the Gospel in every place and every language. Will you be one of those who tells the good news of redemption so people can live forever?

Book Summary:


IMAGINE THE FUTURE YOU
A motivational Bible study by Ada Brownell
Ready or not, you’re going into your future.
If you continue to do what you do now, what kind of future will you have? This Bible study will help you discover evidence for faith; how to look and be your best; who can help; interesting information about dating, love and marriage; choosing a career; how to deposit good things into your brain you can spend; and how to avoid hazards that jeopardize a successful life on earth and for eternity, all mingled with true stories that can make you smile.
Review:  How I would have loved to sit at Mrs. Brownell's knee when I was a teen. This wholesome book resounds with sage, Godly advice and could be picked up again and again as needs arise. Worthwhile for parents too. Much fodder for family discussion.
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