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Series: 60 Seconds of Clarity
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• 1 Cor. 3:10-15 (NIV)
CLARITY COMES FROM THE CONVICTIONS IN MY LIFE
"...But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." Vs. 10
• We Believe Life is Short
"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life."
• We Believe Eternity is Long
• We Believe Heaven and Hell are Real
• We Believe Grace is Available for Everyone
• John 3:16 (NIV)
He was born on February 24 to two University of Wisconsin graduate students and the world will be forever changed because of the choice his mother made not to terminate her unwanted pregnancy, but instead give her unnamed son up for adoption. 56 years later he died as one of the greatest innovators the world has ever seen. On par with the likes of Thomas Edison, Steven Paul Jobs built the Apple Corporation into the most valuable company in the world, but more importantly through an array of masterminding all of these innovative products he revolutionized the computer industry, the music and film industry and telecommunication. Steve Jobs was also one of the great communicators of our time. His public speeches when they would unveil an Apple product became legendary and then his commencement speeches were so memorable that people quote them all over the world today, but maybe his most profound and vivid and powerful words were uttered in the last 60 seconds of his life. Mona Simpson, his sister, who was at his side said that Steve Jobs last words were "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow" and then he died. Everyone is talking about the great innovator's last words. What did they mean? Was he looking into the glory of indescribable and beautiful heaven? Was he looking into the horrors of hell? Was he just coming to grips with the finality of the last few seconds of his life on earth? We don't know why Steve Jobs last words were oh wow and I'm not going to speculate about it, but I do believe that everyone of us at one point in our lives, many of us in the last 60 seconds of our lives will experience an oh wow moment, that last minute when everything will come into brilliant focus. We will have an amazing clarity on what really matters. In one of his most famous speeches, the Stanford commencement speech, Steve Jobs said this "Almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death leaving only what is truly important." In the last 60 seconds of our lives, we will finally realize what is truly important.