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September 19, 2023 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

How do you know you're saved?

How do you know that you are saved, right with God, going to heaven, born again, or whatever other phrase you want to use to describe this most crucial question of life? Paul writes to the Corinthians to “examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves” (2 Corinthians 13:5). Okay, Paul – if we need to test ourselves, what questions should we be asking? Let me share what I believe are the three most important questions we should ask in order to investigate the genuineness of our faith:...Keep Reading

Posted in: Salvation Tags: Salvation, Heaven, eternal life, Gospel

March 29, 2016 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

"What if you only had one month to live?" is the wrong question

What if you only had one month to live? It’s a common question these days, showing up everywhere from songs (“Live like you were dying”) to books (One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life) to YouTube videos (“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch). It’s a powerful question that has the ability to inspire, to bring life into focus, and to help us take risks that are in line with what we really want. It’s also a misleading question. The better, more accurate question, is this: What if you will live forever?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Discipleship, eternal life

January 5, 2016 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

One eye on the cross, one eye on eternity

As a preacher, I have benefited greatly from other preachers who find a way to bring every sermon back to the gospel of Jesus’ sacrificial death for us. These preachers are able to take the story of Joseph in Genesis, a Psalm, a Proverb, or any other Biblical passage, and skillfully show us our need for a Savior, and how Jesus provides what we truly need. Instead of preaching “should” sermons, where we are given an ever-growing list of work we need to do in order to please God, these preachers talk about the work Jesus has done for us, and how we stand righteous before God because of that work, free to follow God without fear of condemnation. These messages reinforce how deep God’s love is for us, how valuable we are in His sight, and how we are free from having to perform for anyone in order to earn that love and value....Keep Reading

Posted in: Heaven Tags: Heaven, eternal life