Jeff Solwold: Kobe Bryant, Eternal Perspective, Spiritual Disciplines

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Someone once said that ten out of ten people die, but we all live forever. The difference is eternal destinations. Yesterday’s news of the tragic death of basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, shocked millions as it often does when someone famous dies. It reminds me of Psalm 90:12, a request to God to “teach us to number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom.”

Everybody dies, so why don’t we seem to believe it deep down? If we did, perhaps we would live differently. As Christians, we should make the most of our time here and live with eternity in view! What are some good ways to cultivate an eternal perspective and maintain healthy spiritual disciplines?

Today’s Guest is Pastor Jeff Solwold of Calvary Chapel in Madison, Wisconsin. You can hear his teaching every weekday morning at 5 AM on his program “Upward Call” at

We shared this great quote by Tim Chaffey at Answers in Genesis:


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What are the spiritual disciplines?

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First, I considered why this news is so shocking to us. Over 150,000 people die every 24 hours. We all clearly know that life can end for any of us in the blink of an eye. Of course, it always hits closer to home when it’s someone we personally know or who is universally known. But I think the reason we find ourselves struck with disbelief in these devastating instances is that many of us have what I call “The Invincibility Complex.” Despite the fact that we know how fragile and fleeting life is, a kind of subconscious mental block is always hovering right below the surface of our awareness, deceiving us into thinking that this can never happen—especially to us, to someone we know, or to the seemingly immortal superstars who appear to be immune to the cruel sting of death.