This website is dedicated to proclaiming the truth of God’s Word and living life on earth in preparation for eternity. A friend once told me the church should teach about heaven immediately after a person receives Christ as Savior. What a wise observation! Salvation by grace through faith is the first step, but taking up our cross to follow Him is our earthly free will choice for the rest of our days here. This means complete surrender to our Lord, and great reward in heaven.
Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.