In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Jeremiah 28:10-17, John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 2 Corinthians 8:7-8, Mark 12:41, Psalm 119:11, Joshua 1:8, Luke 19:10
What if you knew you had just one year left to live? What would you do differently? What would you immediately stop wasting time on, and what would you begin to do knowing you just had a year left to complete it? The Old Testament reveals a story of just such a person, who was told by a prophet that "This year you are going to die" (Jeremiah 26:16). The fact is, only God knows the minutes and hours in our lives, and each day should be lived to the fullest. In this message, Dr. Merritt reveals simple biblical principles to guide your days--whether you have a year to live, or 100 years to live.
"Before you can hide God's word in your heart, you've got to get God's Word in to your heart. If I only had one year to live, I would spend time every day reading this book, memorizing this book, meditating on this book, abiding in this book and getting God's Word down in to my heart, so I could be for God everything He wants me to be." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: time, year, life, purpose, plan, giving, stewardship, servanthood, service, death, study, Bible, seek, Hananiah, Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon, King, Jeremiah, prophet
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.