For over 45 years, Dr. Tony Evans has served as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, which has grown from ten individuals to over 10,000.
He’s additionally a former NFL chaplain who has spoken to a number of Super Bowl groups on the eve of the massive recreation. One attribute every of these profitable groups shared was an intense concentrate on the final word prize – the Lombardi Trophy. None of the gamers had been glad with having a profitable document or making the playoffs. The solely aim that mattered was profitable the championship.
The final victory for Christians is eternity with Jesus. Paul stated, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).
The drawback is that distractions usually divert us from dwelling with an intense concentrate on that everlasting aim. We gravitate towards “shiny objects” – new relationships, profession alternatives, or the pursuit of economic acquire. While every of these can have their place, once they supplant our major aim, the shine ultimately wears off, and the enemy swoops in to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10), leaving us ineffectual in our Christian stroll.
How will we stay with an everlasting perspective that fuels each facet of our lives?
Dr. Tony Evans is with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Having a Kingdom Mindset in Our Walk with God” to encourage believers towards “kingdom living.”
Dr. Evans explains that we grow to be “kingdom citizens” by performing as a seen followers of Jesus Christ who constantly apply the ideas of heaven to the issues of the tradition. To do that, we want “kingdom clarity,” which aligns our ideas, phrases, and actions with the guiding and predominant affect of God’s Kingdom perspective.
Dr. Evans and I focus on:
- What is a kingdom citizen?
- The pursuit of Christ.
- Spiritual infancy.
- Pressing on in weak spot and classes realized by way of loss.
- A misplaced tradition and a weak church.
- Discipline in our stroll.
- The risks of loving cash and possessions above God.
- Staying heading in the right direction. Abiding in Christ freed from fear.
- The payoff – hope in Christ.
As Joshua commanded the Hebrews to “choose this day whom you will serve” (Josh. 24:15), so we as Christians should additionally select whether or not we’ll stay for the Lord or for ourselves.
Dr. Tony Evans’ e book Kingdom Focus: Managing All of Life Under God’s Rule is accessible for a reward of any quantity. For extra info, click on here or name 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).