Dying to Live

“When we die biologically, we don’t take our power, prestige, and possessions with us. Any self defined by such things utterly disappears as soon as we flat line.
By contrast, the true self continues from this life into the next life. The true self is defined by its relationship with God. And our biological death cannot sever that bond. Eternal life is a way of living right now that extends beyond the grave.” Jake Owensby

Looking for God in Messy Places

Fleeing persecution, a Christian priest sought sanctuary in a non-Christian’s home. Considering its size and its influence in that place, Christianity was a minor sect.

But this faith movement was growing. And it posed a vexing problem for the government. The followers of Jesus flatly refused to participate in the rituals of the official state religion.

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