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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Building a House with Eternal Materials

As a little girl, Amy Carmichael sensed God whispering 1 Corinthians 3 into her ear. She understood that all of her works would be thrown into the fire, and only those things done for Christ would matter eternally and bring reward. Amy went on to become a missionary to India, opening an orphanage and founding a […] Continue reading…

Paul’s Motivation

Author and Pastor Henry Blackaby wrote, “Paul the Apostle said, ‘The love of Christ compels [me]’ (2 Corinthians 5:14). He knew God had an eternal purpose for his life.”[1] The apostle Paul was motivated by a deep understanding that he would be judged for future rewards based upon how he lived his life while on this […] Continue reading…

7 Things We Will Be Doing in Heaven

When we fully understand that heaven isn’t boring, the next question seems to be, “What will we be doing?” Our resurrected bodies are raised in immortality—incorruptible (Philippians 3:20–21). Everything Jesus has we will have. Our bodies are raised in glory, honor, and power, with supernatural abilities. Our bodies may look similar in heaven, but they […] Continue reading…

Heaven Ain’t Boring

It’s both interesting and dangerous to talk about heaven. When we point out the sinless tranquility and how incredibly beautiful the new heaven and the new earth are going to be, it can lead people to an incorrect opinion that somehow this glorious creation is also a place of eternal apathy and boredom. Or, as […] Continue reading…

5 Facts That Lead to Heaven

Over the last several Blog posts we’ve taken a look at heaven. We studied Scriptures that show us that heaven, not this earth or the things of this earth, is our real hope and our real home. We’re pilgrims, not residents, on this earth. All of this makes sense if you are a believer in […] Continue reading…

A Maximized Heavenly Family

Everything will be maximized when we get to heaven. We’ll see and do things we can’t imagine with our earthly minds. Not only that, our relationships—friends and family—will be better than we can imagine while we’re still on this side of the veil. Randy Alcorn wrote: “Heaven won’t be without families; it will be one […] Continue reading…

Don’t Minimize Heaven’s Majesty

When we’re contemplating the glorious hope of heaven, we dare not minimize its majesty or glory. Robert Hall, a pastor and author from the 1700s, understood this and wrote, “In the contemplation of God, we are in no danger of going beyond our Subject; we are conversing about an infinite being. In the depths of […] Continue reading…

What Heaven is NOT

Oftentimes we can better understand something if we know what it is not. For example, the guessing game of Twenty Questions is a popular way to understand what something is by knowing what it is not. We are going to gain a deeper understanding of heaven by looking at things that are not there, which […] Continue reading…

Seeking That Special Place

Jesus, in John 14, tells us that He is going to prepare a place for us. In Revelation 21:6 He proclaimed, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.” What God begins, He always completes. One day our place will be finished—our heavenly home will be there. Since […] Continue reading…