Reaping eternal life.

John 17:3; 15:4-14; 1Ti 6:11-19; Gal 5:13-23; 6:6-10; 1Jo 3:14-18; 5:11-13; Col 1:9-12; Eph 3:14-21.

JOHN-143-240225 - length: 65:34 - taught on Feb, 25 2024

Class Outline:

John Farley
Pastor Teacher
February 25, 2024

Reaping eternal life.

What is eternal lfe?

JOH 17:3

We believers HAVE eternal life NOW.

And…eternal life is something that believers can LIVE IN NOW.

Today we are going to learn how to reap eternal life.

We can GROW
in our capacity to live in eternal life - now, in time.

This life is in Christ. This life IS Christ. “I am the resurrection” (John 11:25).

1JO 5:11-13

And the purpose of the branches on a vine is to bear fruit.

But in order to reap eternal life, we must first take hold of it.

1TI 6:11-12

First, flee from anything that is the opposite of taking hold of eternal life.

Then, pursue the things that contribute to living in eternal life.

Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

How do we take hold of eternal life during our lives on earth?

Pursue the things that are pleasing to God.

These qualities fit us for living the life that God has called us to live.

These qualities equip us to serve others - especially believers.

So, what should a rich man do to take hold of that which is life indeed?

1TI 6:17-19

Do good.
Be rich in good works.

How do we reap eternal life?

GAL 6:6-10

We reap eternal life by sowing to the Spirit.

The opposite
of sowing to the Spirit
is sowing to the flesh.

If we spend our assets on our “flesh” - selfishly, sinfully - we will reap corruption.

But if we devote our time and money and talents and our bodies to obeying God’s will,