Near Death—Near Life

Those who have had a near-death experience speak about passing through a tunnel having a great light at the end.  “Near death” really means “Near-life.” Jesus is the door to life.  Pass through the door, which is Jesus, and rest with the Good Shepherd.

Do not be satisfied with merely a near-death experience of your selfish self, but rather a whole-death one.  The side of Jesus, opened on the cross, is the doorway to life for us all.

John 10:1-21

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
This year in the seasons of Lent and Easter we read selections from the Gospel of John. 

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.