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LIFE AFTER DEATH


Throughout The Centuries People Have Asked, “Is There Life After Death”?

Other Questions We May Consider:


· What is Life?

· What is Death?

· Is there Life before Death?

· What kind of Life is before Death?

· What kind of Life is after Death?


John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


· Believe – trust in, cling to, rely on

· Perish – Cast off restraint

· Have – hold as ability for possession

· Lifezoe – The God kind of life

· Everlasting - aionous - eternal


Jesus Continues with more Precise Greek Words – Zoe, aionous


John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hatheverlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.


QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:

1. What kind of life do you have before death?

2. What kind of life do you have after death?

3. What kind of life do you have after death to self?

4. How often did Paul say you need to die to self?

5. What was your “aha” moment?


Looking Forward to Our Discussion

In His Service,

Bishop Bill

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What a great word Bishop!


1 it is definitely a life full of self, my wants and desire. . . A bunch of no I can handle it! It is the attitude of what about me. .


2 As many have said evaluating and taking the mindset of God what do you want me to do today. .


3 You have the Zoe kind of life! Quick and lively! Fruitful and full of purpose.


4 Choosing to die daily! But that is the key daily. . You have to choose to die daily because self will always want to live again. That statement definitely stood out!


5 all I can say is there was definitely a lot of aha moments!…

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Pastor Aaron Riley
Pastor Aaron Riley
Mar 23, 2023

1. What kind of life do you have before death?


The kind of life you have before death is a life of trying to “live your best life now” on your own without God.


2. What kind of life do you have after death?


This life is much different than life before death. It is choosing to evaluate your life and see what you believe and why. Than compare your beliefs to the Word of God, is what you believe actually in the Word or based on the words of man. Then the choice is, do I want to keep living for myself or choose to follow (put my trust in, cling too, hold on to) the Word and h…


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Pastor Riley,

You summed it up with this statement about life before death. The kind of life you have before death is a life of trying to “live your best life now” on your own without God.

Thank you, I have said a million times to people: Who said that, what chapter what verse says that?

As you said about life after death to self; It is a life of choosing to die daily being available to serve and be the witness God asks us to be. It is a life of being available, not so consumed with our own things that we can’t see others. And I love your discovery; God was able to do something and did. T…

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1. What kind of life do you have before death?

Natural life, stuff, desires, wants, needs, and stuck in an endless cycle of trying to go somewhere but still in the same place.


2. What kind of life do you have after death?

No longer attached to things that are temporary, an understanding of what is eternal, an understanding of what God intended our life to be. A perspective change of seeing what is eternal and important.


3. What kind of life do you have after death to self?

The life God intended, able to be what God designed us to be. Uninhibited and restrained by the desires of self, allowing us to better hear and do wha…


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Amanda Evans
Amanda Evans
Mar 24, 2023
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Ps. Aaron,


Your comments on life after death to self grabbed my attention, particularly the words “uninhibited and unrestrained”.

If in our walk, in our witness we find ourselves inhibited and holding back it is, indeed, because we haven’t died to self. A bit of an “ouch”, but if you never see the problem you’ll never get to the end of it. Thanks for your post!


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Melissa Anderson
Melissa Anderson
Mar 22, 2023

1. What kind of life do you have before death?

You exist, and you will only exist for yourself unless you learn what it means to die to selfish desires and find the zoe kind of life. The existing kind of life only produces the fruit of the flesh, but if you die like the kernel of wheat you can bring forth the fruit of the spirit which is the evidence of the zoe kind of life.


2. What kind of life do you have after death?

Hopefully, it's eternal life WITH God! If you're ever unsure, work on the God kind of life now! (This is word for word what I wrote in my notes when Bishop asked the…


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Melissa,

Yes, if we want to be sure of eternal life we should work on the God kind of life now,

Yes, no one will ever produce the "fruit of the Spirit" as hard as they try to "add" God to their life until they die to self. We will for sure have more than one opportunity during the day to die to self.

I love your statement; He has just given us this time frame of mortal life to choose the eternal life we want. I want the zoe life!

I agree: Too many Christians only exist for themselves until they die to self and experience the God kind of life that is filled with His breath, plan, and…

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1. What kind of life do you have before death?

-Everything is bland. Wandering around aimlessly trying to fulfill that "missing" thing that you just can't pinpoint, never fully feeling satisfied, causing you to only be thinking about yourself because you're trying so hard to find "happiness". A lack of mindfulness.


2. What kind of life do you have after death?

-Eternal life. The question that comes to mind is Where am I storing up treasure? Heaven or in carnal things. Wherever I am storing up treasure makes it clear where my heart is. It will be seen in our eternal life after death.


3. What kind of life do you have after death to self?

-You become a Life…


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Rev. Ryan Welker
Rev. Ryan Welker
Mar 23, 2023
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Amanda.. Your post blessed me! Great answers to questions #1 and #3. Your answer to #1 caused me to get born again. Then the same kind of life caused me to make Him Lord because although I was saved, my life was still ALL about me!

#3's answer is so true.. "3. What kind of life do you have after death to self?

-You become a Life Giver. Submitting (giving my life) to God which ultimately is giving my life for others to receive real life. Death to self= real love. The real treasure is witnessing another soul change, and getting to be a part of it. This is the God kind of life!" -- Once we tap into thi…


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