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It Keeps Getting Better and Better (9 of 20)
Dr. Stan Coffey
I John 3:1-3
This title may not sound very theological, but I want to tell you it really is; it's really Biblical. That's what John says in these verses; he says it just keeps getting better and better.
(Read I John 3:1-3)
The Christian life is so different, because when the world gives you something, it's bright and shiny at the first, and then it loses its value. You can buy a new car, or you can buy new clothes, and you enjoy them so much when they're new. But everything the world can give you will either wear out or diminish in value or lose its luster or lose its attractiveness. But the Christian life is something that is good at the beginning, and it keeps getting better and better and better. John says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God." That ought to put you on shouting ground, the fact that you can be a shouting Baptist and not a doubting Baptist. You can know you're a child of God.
Somebody said, "Well, you can't know until you get to heaven whether you really made it or not." They kind of believe in a surprise type of salvation where when you wake up from death, you die, and you wake up, and you're either in heaven or hell - surprise either way. But I don't believe that. The Bible says, "Now are we the sons of God." You can know you're a child of God right now. That's fantastic; that's wonderful. But it keeps getting better and better. Because not only are you a child of God right now through faith in Jesus Christ, but he says, "And it doth not appear what we shall be." In other words, God has so many things in store for your life, you can't imagine what God has in store for you. You cannot in your wildest dreams see all the plans that God has for you. He has something better and better and better for you, and then it's going to get even better.
It says, "But when He shall appear, we shall be like Him." If you think it's good now, a ...
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