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Have you ever thought about how small our lives are in the expanse of eternity? Life is short and we should make it count.

Key Points:

  1. We spend too much time thinking about now and not later.
  2. Our purpose is not about making ourselves comfortable, but living on mission. 1 Corinthians 9:24
  3. We get one chance at this life on earth, so let’s not waste it. Hebrews 12:1

Bible Text:

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

See Also: Eternity, Men, Purpose

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you ever had an experience that caused you think about the shortness of life? Share it with the group.
  3. Read James 4:14. Why is it important to reflect on the shortness of life?
  4. How much do you think about eternity in an average week? How much do you think about temporary stuff?
  5. Read Colossians 3:1-2. How should the reality of eternity change our priorities?
  6. Read Philippians 3:13-14. Summarize Paul’s mission statement from these verses? What is yours?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.