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Hello From Heaven (1 OF 36)
LIVE IT UP (1 of 2)
I'm real excited about this study. I am calling
this study Live It Up. You'll understand tonight and
next Wednesday night why I have given it that
particular title. I'm intending to do an in-depth
study of Ephesians. We are going to look at it almost
word for word. It may take us a while to do it, but
that's why you come on Wednesday nights because you
want to study the Bible. We are going to really give
an in-depth, intense study of the book of Ephesians.
The more I think about it the more I believe that
life can be lived one of two ways. You can either
live it up, or you can live it down. You can live
life from an eternal, heavenly perspective, or you can
live life from a temporal, earthly perspective. You
can live it up or you can live it down.
Have you seen that new television program, Who
Wants To Be A Millionaire? I've been watching it a
time or two and I caught it last night. A guy won a
million dollars on that last night. I knew the answer
to every one of those questions. If I had been on
that program I would have been a millionaire also.
But the fact of the matter is I'm much richer than
that. We have a lot of rich people from an earthly
perspective. When the Time/Warner-AOL merger came
several days ago, in one day's time Ted Turner made
3.5 billion dollars. That'll buy a lot of yogurt,
won't it? Bill Gates, the last I heard, was worth 50+
billion and climbing. So, there are a lot of people
who have incredible wealth today. But there is a
group of people in this world who are incredibly
To the city of Ephesus the Apostle Paul came.
Ephesus was similar to Jacksonville in some ways.
Ephesus was a world-banking center. We are a kind of
banking center here. It was the Chase Manhattan of
the day, the Bank of America, the NationsBank of the
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