Teachings from the Eternal Perspective Series

In this 15-part series, David teaches about how adopting an Eternal Perspective is the key to living a successful life in the eyes of The Lord. We will all stand before Jesus Christ one day and give an account for our lives. If we’ve made our life count through godly wisdom according to the Scriptures, then we will be rewarded eternally. If we’ve been misguided in our affairs and live according to the standards of this world, then we will either be punished or suffer eternal loss. So, it is wise to find out what God is looking for! The main focus of this series is to explore the Scriptures in depth so that we know exactly how our lives will be assessed by God when we meet Him face to face. 

 

Scroll down below to download or listen to each of the messages from this series. You can either listen by clicking the play button on the left side each sermon or download the Mp3 to your computer by clicking the "download" button on the bottom right hand corner of each sermon (please note that if you click the play button to listen, it sometimes takes some time before the audio starts playing)

David Cwir - Beholding the Kindness and Severity of God in Light of Eternal Punishment - January 24, 2015

It’s quite fashionable these days for Christians to deny the existence of hell and the notion of eternal punishment. I suppose that the teachings of Jesus have never been very popular with the religious folk. Good thing Jesus was never concerned with being acceptable to the “cool kids.” If you’d like to hear me preach on one of the most controversial and “unhip” topics in Christianity, you can download my message at the following link:

David Cwir - The Eternal Repercussions of Falling Away from the Faith - February 14, 2016

One of the greatest hindrances to people coming to know the will of God is the fact that when they read the Scriptures, they read what they believe rather than believe what they read. I (David) grew up believing that “once saved, always saved,” until I realized that teachings from Jesus Himself and almost every New Testament writer completely contradicts that doctrine. Although controversial to some theological schools of thought, you will see that a thorough investigation of scripture eliminates such controversy.

David Cwir – Overcoming the Fear of the Fear of The Lord – March 6, 2016

“The Fear of The Lord” is something that is rarely talked about these days, which is often rooted in people’s difficulty reconciling the love of God with the Fear of God. As a result, people tend to rationalize the Fear of The Lord away in an attempt to resolve this seeming paradox. This is partly due to the misconception that the Fear of The Lord means to be scared of God, when in reality, people who fear The Lord are scared to be AWAY from God. In fact, the Fear of The Lord is a key to greater intimacy with God which is one reason why Jesus even delighted in the fear of The Lord (Isaiah 11:1-3)! If you would like to hear more about the Fear of The Lord and why there is a lot of glory on it, you can download this week’s message at the following link

David Cwir - Heaven is for Real - March 13, 2016

There is a misconception that thinking about Heaven too much is somehow detrimental, which is implicit in popular, yet misguided exhortations such as: "Don't be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good." This statement may sound good to the religious mind, but it is completed contrary to clear Biblical imperatives that state just the opposite (e.g., Colossians 3:1-4). C.S. Lewis had it right when he said "It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at Heaven and you will get earth 'thrown in': aim at earth and you will get neither.” If you want to hear more about Heaven, you can download this week's teaching

David Cwir - The Judgement Seat of Christ - April 3, 2016

The most important day of our entire lives will be when we meet Jesus Face to Face. What matters most about our life is what Jesus will think when we stand before Him on “That Day.” Unfortunately, many are unaware that they will have to give an account for their life here on earth. This misconception often comes from the erroneous idea that all future judgment is eliminated because of salvation, which is completely contrary to scripture. Fortunately, we don’t have to meet Jesus unprepared as there are many scriptures that tell us how to live our lives for eternity. If you would like to hear more about how to prepare for “That Day,” check out this week's teaching.

David Cwir - Living Without Regret - April 10, 2016

There is no second chance once you have died and stand before the Lord. People will experience a deep eternal regret if they did not live in the full energy of what the grace of God made available to us—the grace to be abandoned to God completely. Fortunately, Jesus does not leave us guessing. Scripture is clear as to how to live a life without regret so that we can be confident and unashamed before Jesus on That Day. Check out this week's message if you would like to hear more about “Living Without Regret”

David Cwir - Fulfilling The Call of God on Your Life - April 17, 2016

One reason for being here on earth is to build God’s Kingdom. God ordained certain works for us to do, and we will be judged before His throne for whether or not we walked in His plan for our life—not for how well we executed our own plans. In other words, you will not be judged according to what you did, but rather according to what you were called to do! The question is: will we fulfill what was planned for us? Will we walk in what God has ordained for us to fulfill? Or will we mess it up or miss our assignment altogether? Check out this week's episode if you would like to hear more about keys to “Fulfilling the Call of God on Your Life”

David Cwir - Keys to Finding and Fulfilling Your Destiny - May 1, 2016

Everyone has a God-given destiny and each of us were created for a specific purpose. The question is: Are you fulfilling your destiny? In this week’s message, David talks about the keys to finding and fulfilling your God-given destiny as well as some of the major areas of entanglement that hinder people from fulfilling the calling upon their lives. Check out this week's episode if you would like to hear more on how to discover and walk-out your calling.

David Cwir - Living Out Your Assigned Destiny - May 22, 2016

There is no better place than to be in God’s will, doing what He has created you to do. True contentment will only come when you are walking in your God-given destiny. Otherwise, you will live your life “grasping for the wind” and never find true fulfilment. Not only does finding and walking in our purpose result in true satisfaction, it will also protect us from envy and selfish ambition. If you would like to hear more about finding true contentment in God’s call for your life, you can listen to David's message “Living Out Your Assigned Destiny” at the following link

David Cwir - Impacting Lives for Eternity through Multiplication - May 29, 2016

"We often equate faithfulness with being steadfast, consistent, dependable, reliable, loyal, true, trustworthy, devoted, and truthful. But if we look at Jesus's teaching, He equates faithfulness with something else—multiplication. Whatever God gives to us, He expects us to multiply and present back to Him." This quote by John Bevere is true (see Mt. 25:19-23); In regard to our personal life, we can spread the Kingdom as much or as little as we would like—the choice is ours. If you would like to learn more about how you can advance the Kingdom of God by multiplying what Jesus has entrusted you with, you can download David's message at the following link

David Cwir - Living Life According to The Spirit - June 5, 2016

Christian ethics is not a behavioural requirement that says “now that you have positional righteousness with God, and you have come to new life in the Spirit, here are the Christian rules...[fill in the blank].” Scripture is clear that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. However, it is also clear that we are to seek and pursue righteousness as New Covenant believers (e.g., Mt. 6:33; 1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:22). The question becomes: if we are no longer under law, how do we seek righteousness and develop Christ-like character without getting into works of the law? The answer: by walking in the Spirit. If you would like hear more about life in the Spirit, you can download David's message at the following link

David Cwir - Storing Up Treasures in Heaven - June 19, 2016

Eternal rewards are a very important part of our eternal destiny. In fact, Jesus talked more about eternal rewards than another person in the Bible. Why? So that we would put them before us as a goal for our life so that we would live for eternity. Because of their importance, it should be one the passions of our life to take eternal rewards seriously and to know that if Jesus offered them, they are not irrelevant, idle, or meaningless: They are real and they mean a lot. If you would like to hear more about eternal rewards, why they are important, and how to invest in eternity, you can download David's message from this week at the following link: