I remember sitting at the National Western Stock show in Denver about eight years ago asking God about a slogan that could encapsulate what Yolanda and I wanted our Denver station to be all about. Something that was not religious but helped people fully understand our purpose in being a Christian media distribution outlet through television and other storytelling platforms. And then I felt like God shared with me, “Enjoy Life. Consider Eternity.” It almost seemed too simple but then I knew it was exactly what I was asking for. Once we transitioned leadership at the beginning of 2022, the family decided that we needed to move that statement to the corporate level since it truly does encapsulate what Christian Television Network is all about.
So what does “Enjoy Life. Consider Eternity.” mean?
The Bible says in John 10:10 that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy but that Jesus comes to give the believer life and LIFE TO THE FULLEST!
The word “fullest” in the greek is “perissos” and means (in the sense of beyond); superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality). So Jesus didn’t just come to give us eternal life forever but a superior life NOW! Maybe it is the grinding of our culture against Godly principles or maybe it is just the general struggles of life, but enjoying our lives on earth can be too closely related to our feelings and not our relationship with Jesus. The fact is that when we have a relationship with Jesus it is indeed superabundant and superior not because of our circumstances but because of who Christ is (or should be) to us. And from THAT joy comes the enjoyment of the outdoors, relationships, or even earthly things. The KEY is the second part of our slogan; Consider Eternity.
We can do all the things that are enjoyable on this earth and have a nice house, a car or other earthly things. But all those things need to be viewed through the lens of eternity. That eternity and our relationship with Christ is all that really matters. I love the verse in Matthew 16:26 that states an important reminder; “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” We live in a world where self gratification is promulgated and celebrated. If followers of Christ say that they have a better way for people to consider but act just like the world in their passions and pursuits, then our words are dead.
“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" - Matthew 16:26
So today, it’s time to take stock in both sides of our slogan. To live passionately for Jesus, helping people take just one step closer to Him while having a little fun along the way. To literally enjoy this life that God has given us on earth but look at EVERYTHING through the lens of eternity.
CTN is driven by a sense of winning souls and telling people the good news of Jesus AND having some fun in the process and you are invited to come along for the ride!
Get ready for some exciting things coming in the next months and years to help expand your thinking about how Christian television can be done in a way that honors Christ while enjoying each step.
It’s time to Enjoy Life and Consider Eternity!
Brian Morris VP of CTN and Creator/Host of Man360