A Life God Rewards by Bruce Wilkinson audiobook

A Life God Rewards: Why Everything You Do Today Matters Forever

By Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp
Read by Bruce Wilkinson

Mission Audio 9781576739761
1.91 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781610457477

In this book, you're going to discover that God's son Jesus revealed a direct link between what you do today and what you will experience after you die. Astoundingly, the majority of spiritual seekers around the world -- including millions who follow Jesus -- seem to have missed what He said. Could you be one? If so, your picture of the future is missing about a billion stars. Author Bruce Wilkinson shows you what Jesus said about God's plan to reward you in eternity for what you do for Him today. What you'll discover will unlock the mystery of God's power, plan and will for your life. And you'll begin to live with the unshakable certainty that what you do today matters ... forever! Are You Looking at Eternity through a Keyhole? In the little book you’re holding, you’re going to discover that Jesus revealed a direct link between what you do today and what you will experience after you die. Astoundingly, the majority of spiritual seekers around the world—including millions who follow Jesus—seem to have missed what He said. Could you be one? If so, your picture of the future is missing about a billion stars. In this stirring follow-up to his bestsellers The Prayer of Jabez and Secrets of the Vine, Bruce Wilkinson shows you what Jesus said about God’s plan to reward you in eternity for what you do for Him today. What you’ll discover will unlock the power and potential of your life, starting now. And you’ll begin to live with the unshakable certainty that what you do today matters…forever!

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In this book, you're going to discover that God's son Jesus revealed a direct link between what you do today and what you will experience after you die. Astoundingly, the majority of spiritual seekers around the world -- including millions who follow Jesus -- seem to have missed what He said. Could you be one? If so, your picture of the future is missing about a billion stars. Author Bruce Wilkinson shows you what Jesus said about God's plan to reward you in eternity for what you do for Him today. What you'll discover will unlock the mystery of God's power, plan and will for your life. And you'll begin to live with the unshakable certainty that what you do today matters ... forever!

Are You Looking at Eternity through a Keyhole?

In the little book you’re holding, you’re going to discover that Jesus revealed a direct link between what you do today and what you will experience after you die. Astoundingly, the majority of spiritual seekers around the world—including millions who follow Jesus—seem to have missed what He said.

Could you be one? If so, your picture of the future is missing about a billion stars.

In this stirring follow-up to his bestsellers The Prayer of Jabez and Secrets of the Vine, Bruce Wilkinson shows you what Jesus said about God’s plan to reward you in eternity for what you do for Him today.

What you’ll discover will unlock the power and potential of your life, starting now. And you’ll begin to live with the unshakable certainty that what you do today matters…forever!

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Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.  Chapter 1Keyhole to the Stars "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!For indeed your reward is great in heaven."JESUS, IN LUKE 6:23   What if today really was the first day of the rest of your life? Today you make your trade—everything you have accomplished and become for whatever God offers in exchange. There you are, poised on the brink, lifetime in hand, ready to step into eternity. What a moment! And what an amazing exchange! Your blink in the sun for God's endless day. Your spoonful of water for His Amazon River. You take your step. You put down your little handful of time and pick up your forever life.…  But what if I told you that the small choices you make today—like how you interact with your boss, or whom you invite to dinner—could change what happens next? Would you be surprised? In the little book you're holding, you're going to discover that Jesus revealed that our actions now will affect our future forever. Astoundingly, millions who follow Jesus seem to have missed what He said. Could you be one? I was. I grew up in a family that attended church regularly, and I was taught the Bible from the time I was young. Later I spent nine years pursuing theological training. But the clear teachings of Jesus on this subject remained lost to me, like overlooked treasures in my own house. When I finally discovered them, many things started to make sense for the first time. Let's admit it: Any change in how we think about our future, even if it could radically improve our prospects, takes courage. We struggle to let go of comfortable assumptions, even when they're preventing us from seeing the whole truth. We're like toddlers peeringthrough a keyhole at the night sky, trying to hold on to our tiny patch of stars. But the keyhole is so small and the view is so great. Jesus wants to open the door and show us more.  Much more. PREPARE TO BE ASTONISHEDNo one made more shocking statements about the afterlife than Jesus of Nazareth. His teachings often left His audiences amazed, dumbfounded, even outraged. Take His first public appearance at the age of twelve: "All who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers" (Luke 2:47). When Jesus formally began His ministry, His audience was again "astonished" (Matthew 7:28). In His teaching known as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: "Blessed are you when men hate you,And when they exclude you,And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,For the Son of Man's sake.Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!"LUKE 6:22-23 You might know these verses well. I have to confess that I read them dozens, if not scores, of times before I really read them. Jesus' statement seems incredible, doesn't it? I used to think He was saying something like, "If you are persecuted on My behalf, you'll be so happy that you'll jump for sheer delight." But if you read on, it's clear that that's not what Jesus meant. He continued: "For indeed your reward is great in heaven."V. 23 In those eight words, Jesus reveals why you and I can rejoice, even in the worst circumstances. Why? Because there is a direct connection between something you do for Him on earth and something "great" He will do for you in heaven. Notice that Jesus describes it as a reward for doing, which would distinguish it, for example, from a gift you receive for believing. Also, the reward is specifically and personally yours if you behave in one way, but is not yours if you behave in another (for example, if you ran away under the pressure of persecution). You see, Jesus isn't asking you and me to enjoy misery on His behalf. Instead He's saying that the consequences in heaven for certain actions on earth will be so wonderful that simply knowing they're coming—and knowing that they will be great—can transform how we live now. Yes, and even create spontaneous outbursts of joy! This promise of reward in heaven isn't an isolated example of Jesus' teachings on the subject:  • "He will reward each according to his works"(Matthew 16:27). • "You will have treasure in heaven" (Matthew19:21). • "You will be blessed…for you shall be repaid at the resurrection" (Luke 14:14). As you're about to discover, the implications of these passages are enormous. For one thing, they suggest that God is keeping track of what you do for Him every day.For another, that you have more to gain by serving Him than you ever imagined. TRACKING DOWN THE PROMISELet me tell you how I came to write this book. In 1985 when I first stumbled upon Jesus' teachings on reward in heaven, I was startled. What He was saying seemed to contradict much of what I had always been taught and believed. So I began an intensive search for the truth, starting with every Bible verse on the subject of eternal rewards. I studied theological and scholarly works. I spent hours thinking about what Jesus seemed to be saying with such urgency. And I became convinced that spiritual seekers around the world, including millions of Jesus' followers, had mislaid a truth of great importance and promise—and it was time to get it back. Five years of in-depth study and twelve thick binders later, my findings lined the shelves of my study. One day I got a call from Dr. Earl Radmacher, president of Western Seminary in Oregon, inviting me to present my material in a weeklong graduate course at the seminary. I agreed, but only after he promised to assemble a panel of leading scholars, including some who had also been studying rewards, to sit in and evaluate every word. On an April morning several months later, I walked across the seminary campus, lugging my teaching materials. I arrived at the lecture room, which was filled with some of the brightest individuals I had ever met: department chairpersons of the Greek and Hebrew languages, church historians, Bible teachers, seminarians, and pastors from a range of denominations. I taught every morning for four hours. Each afternoon, a special group of scholars met atDr. Radm

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Author Bio: Bruce Wilkinson

Author Bio: Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce Wilkinson is best known as the author of The Prayer of Jabez, A Life God Rewards, Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. Over the past three decades, he has founded numerous global initiatives. He has developed a Bible-teaching faculty of more than 32,000 in eighty-three nations, led a movement of 87 organizations that recruited and trained 7,000 Americans to serve the former Soviet Union, published 10 different monthly magazines, developed numerous courses that were taught in more than 10,000 seminars, and led 3,600 Americans to address hunger, orphan care, AIDS education, and poverty in Africa.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English