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Why Does God Reward Us?

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Like a parent, God delights to reward His children for what they have done. Randy Alcorn asserts that to want reward is not a selfish thing. He clarifies that selfishness is wanting something at the expense of another, but God's rewards are not limited, so for one person to receive ongoing rewards does not diminish the rewards available to another person. In God's system, everyone gains and no one loses. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Is 'Ruling a City' Just a Metaphor?

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
In a parable Jesus tells of the master who puts his faithful servants in charge of cities. Is ruling cities just a metaphor? Randy Alcorn suggests that it might not be. He quotes Dallas Willard who says that asking if we could rule over a city now is good preparation for eternity. Randy shows what Scripture says about the reality of our rule. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Man: A Dethroned Monarch

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Blaise Pascal said that, like a dethroned monarch who craves for the influence he or she lost, we often feel a similar impotence to accomplish great things for God. Though the fall has diminished our ability to accomplish as much as may want to, we don't have to wait for heaven to operate within a God given sphere of influence. Randy Alcorn reminds us that God has given us a sphere of influence and we should serve Him faithfully in it. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

God and Culture: Inherently in Conflict?

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Our human culture has often been in direct opposition to God. But does it have to be? Randy Alcorn quotes Eric Sauer who posits that cultural achievements (inventions and discoveries, science and art, etc.) can be part of our God-given directive to take dominion over the earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

What Are 'True Riches'?

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Randy Alcorn asserts that "true riches" are people who are put under our care. In this clip he encourages us to serve God faithfully in the sphere of influence that He has give us. Randy also quotes Dallas Willard who addresses our involvement as a creative influence of the universe as God's apprentices. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Luke 16:9-12 - The Parable of the Unjust Steward

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
This parable shows that we all have a term of service to God in this world and that term of service will come to an end. But how will our financial stewardship here affect our life in the Millennium and beyond? Randy Alcorn answers this question from the parable. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Suffering Prepares Us to Rule

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Believers often wonder about the connection between suffering and being the heirs of God, which Paul talks about in Romans 8:16-17. Randy Alcorn addresses this by pointing out that a spoiled prince turns into a tyrant king. In contrast to this, suffering in this life prepares us to rule with grace and mercy in the life to come. Randy emphasizes that though we will be made perfect (free of sin) in Heaven, we will not suddenly lose all the growth and refinement we went through on earth. Our life here prepares us for Heaven. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Continuity Between This Life and the Next

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
Randy Alcorn quotes Abraham Kuyper, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, who emphasized that the knowledge and dominion that we gain here over this world will continue to be significant in the Kingdom. Randy argrees that there is continuity between this life and the next. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Created to Govern the Earth

By Randy Alcorn | June 30, 2013
Randy Alcorn quotes Dallas Willard who says that we were created to govern the earth and were therefore made in the divine likeness of God. Randy further clarifies that the statement found in Genesis 1 that we were created in the divine image is in the immediate context of our God given job to rule the earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.