143. How Striving to be Important Keeps Us From a Life of Purpose with Lee Strobel

“You’re one step away from a coma, two steps away from dying.”
Those were the very words spoken to today’s guest, Lee Strobel, from an emergency room physician. 
I can’t even imagine. 
While I sure hope you never have to experience such a traumatic event, it was a stark reminder for Lee that we all spend a lot more time in the afterlife than in this temporary home – and so it’s worth the effort to thoroughly investigate what awaits us after the grave.
So, let me ask you – what happens after death?
Have you ever pondered this question? Arguably, I think we all wished we knew exactly what happens when we die. 
Because death is life’s greatest mystery and man’s greatest fear.

In fact, so much of our earthly lives are driven by this fear of death. Fear drives our culture, our decision-making, our ambition.

One of the questions I actually talk about in “Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots” (hitting shelves next week!!) is this idea of time being fleeting and how we often operate from a place of fear that our lives will pass unnoticed.

If you take a minute to really think about it, I wonder if you will find that to be true of your life as well.
Thankfully, I was able to turn to an expert on the matter, Lee Strobel. Investigative journalist and best-selling author of “The Case for Heaven.”
In “The Case for Heaven” Lee interviews experts about the evidence for the afterlife and offers credible answers to the most provocative questions about what happens when we die, near-death experiences, heaven, and hell.
Lee’s conversations with respected scholars and experts are fascinating and offer compelling reasons for why death is not the end of our existence but a transition to an exciting world to come. 
It was so thought-provoking today when Lee explained a bit about what he calls “immortality projects.” So many of us want to leave a legacy. Want our name to live on.
Somehow, someway we want to survive our own death. 
So what do we do?
We try to design a magnificent cathedral, write a best-seller, paint a masterpiece. Perhaps we long to have a big family so that our name will endure throughout generations to come.
But! Here is the funny thing…if you ask the average person the names of their great, great grandparents they actually are not able to tell you!
This is just proof! 

Proof that the idea of achieving for your worth, of earning your way into love and acceptance is all for not.

You can actually die trying… but I hope that you don’t. I hope that you don’t miss out on your true worth. Your secured worth in Christ.
So, back to my original question– what happens when we die? Lee says, “There is compelling evidence from both inside and outside the Bible to show that we will, indeed, continue to live on.”
Interested in what that evidence is? Then make sure to tune in!
Today, Lee and I invite you to carefully investigate the knowable and respond with faith to the unknowable as the we tackle:
    • Why we often let fear drive our behavior and decision-making and how to overcome this
    • What it means to be absent from the body and present with the Lord
    • Why our heavenly father is not just a magnified version of our earthly father
    • How Lee used an investigative journalist approach to bring an analytic filter to the Christian faith.
If you are ready to be challenged, encouraged, and inspired about the entirely credible, believable, and exhilarating life to come, then make sure to tune in to today’s episode!

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