Given the title of this post (Eternity Now) it is possible that you have come here looking for cologne or perfume. If so you will be disappointed to know that this is not a resale site and I don’t carry any Calvin Klein products (though I guess it is possible that you will see an ad for it in the footer given that Amazon pulls keywords from the post to fill it’s ads section). But even if that was the reason you initially came to this post I would urge you to hang around as you might find the content of this post valuable anyway.
Are you reproducing reproducer? Has the maturity God has given you in your life been multiplied out into others lives? If not, why not?
The sermon above is by a man named Dawson Trotman. He is the founder of the Navigators; a ministry that forever changed my life and whom I serve with as a college campus minister. In this message he talks about the mandate each Christian has to grow in their walk with Christ and then disciple others.
My first in depth encounter with this set of verses came when I was memorizing the Navigators TMS (Topical Memory System) and learning how to grow through mediation on the Bible. I recall being a bit confused as to how I could trust the message of these verses. It was Scripture that promoted the argument that the Scriptures came from God. Almost like an American who asserts that America has replaced Israel as God’s chosen nation, the claim seemed a bit self-serving. This was my attitude towards this passage until I realized that Paul (the human author of this text) was not writing this down with the understanding that he was penning what would one day be referred to as Scripture itself. This fact seemed to actually help me in my full acceptance of the passage’s legitimacy.