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Where is Jesus Now?

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Jesus’ time of ministry on earth lasted a very short three years.  It might be strange to think about (at least it is for me) to think that the vast majority of history, The Son (“The Son” wouldn’t be called “Jesus” until the incarnation) has not been on earth, but rather in heaven.  So, where is Jesus now?  What is He doing?  What will it be like when He returns?

Where is Jesus Now?

After Jesus resurrected, He appeared to his disciples and over 500 other people.  The first chapter of Acts tells us that Jesus said goodbye to his followers and then rose into the sky and was lost from sight. The bible tells us a few things about Jesus’ whereabouts.  It tells us that He is “sitting at the right hand of the father” (Hebrews 1:3).  He is in heaven in the “sanctuary of the true tabernacle”.  In plain English, this means that he is in the holiest place there is; the sanctuary of heaven.

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Balancing “Length and Width” in Discipleship

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When I speak about “length and width” in discipleship, I am speaking of how long are we going with someone, and how wide an audience are we disciplining?

We all have limitations.  We can only be stretched so far.  Think of it like a rubber band: You could stretch it really wide or you could stretch it so that it is really long.  Or you can shape it so that it stretches (though not as far) in both directions.  When we think about the length and width of our own discipleship we need to take an inventory:

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