INTRODUCTION: How much time do we have left?
The message in c.701 BC
1) In his mercy, God gives 15 years more (20:1-11)
- For Hezekiah
- For the city of Jerusalem
2) In his wrath, God gives only 15 years more (20:12-21)
The message in 2020 AD
The New Covenant works the same way: we too are on borrowed time
The New Covenant works differently: Jesus is an eternal-Hezekiah
(for those who are not Christians):
-what timescale have you set yourself for making decisions about life and death and spiritual things? Why is it dangerous to put it off?
(for those who are Christians):
-how will our priorities change if we remind ourselves that this world is on borrowed time? How can we find comfort in the eternal kingdom of Jesus?