Pastor Dave Martin, Cross Creek Community Church, September 15, 2019
“Living in an Upside-Down World”
Time, part 5
Two overarching realities…
God’s unseen perfect eternity and fallen mankind on earth.
- God created and is the master of Time.
Transcendent God… Time and Eternity
Psalm 90:2 2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Titus 1:2 2 a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,
2 Peter 3:8 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
- Time is God’s Divine Gift…
Precious, Limited, Measurable
Psalm 90:10 10 The length of our days is seventy years– or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Psalm 139:13,16 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb… 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Job 14:5 5 Man’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.
Three dimensional: Past, Present, Future
TIME: Treasure… Invest… Manage… Enjoy!
III. Develop an eternal perspective…
- Gain wisdom from your past.
Psalm 90:12 12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
- Keep your future eternity in view.
Philippians 3:14 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
- Faithfully live for Christ Now.
Ephesians 5:15-17 15 Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
- Jesus’ Sacrifice merges Time & Eternity!
Hebrews 10:12,14 12 But when this priest [Jesus Christ] had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God… 14 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.