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An Eternal Perspective

“Everything we do down here on earth has a direct bearing on our capacity for joy and worship and service in heaven.” We welcome the one and only Joni Eareckson Tada to the podcast. Joni is a beloved international speaker, best-selling author, artist, and Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends Ministry. Joni and Friends is committed to bringing the Gospel and practical resources to people impacted by disability around the globe. Listen in as Joni points us to the beautiful realities of heaven, how to share this with our children, and how this can impact every single day of our lives here on earth.

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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 KJV

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal. Matthew 6:20 NASB

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 NIV

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22-23 NIV

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. Colossians 1:9 NIV

If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:15-16 NIV


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About our Guest

joni and friends, reality of heavenJoni Eareckson Tada is CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization that accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community. Joni and Friends provides practical support and spiritual help to special-needs families worldwide and equips thousands of churches in developing disability ministry. Joni is the author of numerous bestselling books, including When God Weeps, Diamonds in the Dust, A Step Further, winner of the Gold Medallion Award, and her latest, A Spectacle of Glory. Joni and her husband, Ken, have been married since 1982.


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