Christian author and speaker Francis Chan preached a message about “Living Eternally” using a rope illustration.
The Rope Sermon
In his sermon, Francis Chan preached about living eternally, but the message became popularly known as “The Rope Sermon.”
When the Christian author pulled the rope onstage to show an illustration, he pointed out how it was likened to living for eternity. The rope had a small portion where it was colored red.
Then he said, “Pretend this rope just goes on forever.. Now imagine that this rope is a timeline of your existence.. You see this red part? This would represent your time on earth. You’ve got a few short years here on earth. And then you’ve got all of eternity somewhere else.”
Living For Eternity
Francis remarked how many people are more consumed with their limited time on earth than eternity. They often worry about many things in life that they tend to miss out on living with eternity in mind.
“It’s crazying me, because the Bible teaches that what I do during this little red part determines how I’m going to exist for million and millions of years forever!” he preached. “So, why would I spend this little red part trying to make myself as comfortable as possible, enjoying myself as much as I can?”
Francis also stressed that every person has only “one chance at this life on earth.” And this life is just fleeting because “it can end in any second for any of us.”
So, he urged everyone to stop thinking about just living in the red part and be more mindful about living with eternal value.
As the post concluded, “Life on earth is short and temporary. Eternity is forever.”
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