From the monthly archives: June 2013

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From Where You Sit: Tracy Mueller Will Dunk Basketballs in Heaven

 

Summitview’s two-week series on heaven begins this Sunday, June 30 at 10 a.m. “From Where You Sit: Reflections on Eternity and the Meaning of Life” affords us the opportunity to explore the certainty of an afterlife and how this reality should shape our actions and attitudes in the here-and-now.

Tracy Mueller’s bitterness was an obstacle to living a meaningful and content life. Born with cerebral palsy, Tracy has spent his entire life in a wheelchair. He questioned why this had to happen to him. But when he realized that his disability was a gift to be stewarded, his trust in God changed his life. And if you think Tracy’s laugh is contagious now, just wait until he’s dunking in heaven.

You can the rest of the “From Where You Sit” videos on fromwhereyousit.com. And we hope to see you this Sunday!

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From Where You Sit: This Happy Life

 

This life, this world and our own hearts are littered with suffering and pain. In our special two-week message series June 30 and July 7, “From Where You Sit: Reflections on Eternity and the Meaning of Life,” we will look at how the reality of a restored earth, void of pain, offers hope in the midst of our grief. Because in the view of eternity, the troubles we experience now are only fleeting.

Happy Vlass didn’t always believe that, though. She has lost children to miscarriages, survived cancer and watched her father-in-law die of Alzheimer's. But through these trials, she has learned to rest in the grace that comes from the eternal goodness and comfort of Jesus Christ. You can watch this video, and the rest of the videos for this series, at fromwhereyousit.com.

Same Gospel: Answering Macklemore and the Heart of a Generation

 

If you are like me, you may be growing tired of the constant debate over gay marriage. I don’t know if this is the best response, but you can only hear the same canned arguments lobbed back and forth between talking heads and angry politicians before you’re ready to unplug the internet, TV and just let go of the entire thing.

This debate permeates everything. I was reading an article about the new iPhone the other day and the comments at the bottom of the post devolved into accusations of “homophobia.” Several minutes later, after emerging from the comments thread, I thought, “Wait … wasn’t this about the new update for my phone?”

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From Where You Sit: Drugs, God and Significance

 

What comes after this life? In our special two-week message series June 30 and July 7, we’ll be attempting to answer that question. “From Where You Sit: Reflections on Eternity and the Meaning of Life” gives us the opportunity to hit pause on our hyper-busy lives to consider things of eternal importance. Because if heaven and hell exist, then what we do in this life matters. As N.D. Wilson wrote, “God is who he is. Do you want to be with him?”

John Rehurek had to answer that question. For most of his life, he wanted significance and looked to relationships, grades and even drugs to provide that perfect high, that transcendent sense of truly living. A drug-induced vision allowed him to see the emptiness of his life and the possibility of spending eternity apart from God. You can watch this video, and the rest of the videos for this series, at fromwhereyousit.com.

From Where You Sit: One Day the Scars Will Be Gone

 

Over the next two Sundays, June 30 and July 7, we’ll be taking a look at heaven. “From Where You Sit: Reflections on Eternity and the Meaning of Life” allows us the opportunity to hit pause on our hyper-busy lives to consider things of eternal importance. This isn’t clouds-and-harp stuff. As C.S. Lewis said, “To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth.”

And that promise brings a tremendous amount of hope to Melisa Mouncey. Because when she suffered burns to 95 percent of her body – burns inflicted by an ex-husband – the hope of a renewed body allows Melisa to look beyond her scars. You can watch this video, and the rest of the videos for this series, at fromwhereyousit.com.

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