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Genuine Motivational Rewards

The Apostle Paul is motivated. Why? Because he understood that he would be judged in the future and given rewards based on how he lived his life here on earth.  He writes in 2 Corinthians 5:8–10: We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the […] Continue reading…

Paul’s Passion for Hard-Pressed Living

The Apostle Paul lived the hard-pressed life. When you read Philippians 1:21-25 you can hear his passion. He was hard-pressed between going to Heaven and staying here and helping people in many ways. His heart was in Heaven while his hand was in the harvest. Paul lived for Jesus Christ. We can see it plainly […] Continue reading…

Hard Pressed Living: Heaven Captured Paul’s Heart

In my last post, I shared some beginning thoughts from our new series on Hard-Pressed Living. When we look at the Apostle Paul’s life, it obvious that he was heavenly-minded. He makes it clear that he’d like to go there immediately and he was excited to get going. Why do you think that’s so true? […] Continue reading…

Hard Pressed Living—The Beginning

This past Sunday we began a new series at Grace Chapel. You’re invited to watch it each week online (11:11 CDT service is broadcast live or you can watch it anytime thereafter), and I’ll be writing Blogs about it as the series unfolds. The full title of the series is: Hard-Pressed Living—Having Your Heart in […] Continue reading…

We Are One Body

Our family has been supported by the body here on earth and by the body in Heaven. We can imagine that the saints who are in Heaven have been praying for us since day one of our trials and that they continue to pray for us as we grieve.

Why Have Heart?

Have heart, Christian—God loves you, His Word is true, and He is very good. Have heart—one day you’ll be reunited with your loved one. Have heart—your loved one is more alive and more joyful than ever. Have heart—your loved one’s legacy will continue to live here on earth. Have heart—you are not alone. God is in control, and He is ever present and the Master of turning sorrow into joy.

Our Universal Companions

The writer of the Book of Hebrews went to great lengths to describe how close our loved ones are: we are surrounded by a great cloud of heavenly inhabitants! (Hebrews 12:1, 22, 23)

Active, Alive . . . and Enlisted!

We were created to have meaningful work, and the saints in Heaven also have work to do. Whether our heavenly occupation will be related to our earthly occupation or to the special gifts and interests God has hard-wired into each person’s DNA, we know that working in service to the King in any capacity will be a joy.

Alive, Active . . . and Worshiping!

We were created to worship God, and our entire life in Heaven will be one big act of worship, only everything will be maximized beyond words compared to our best attempts at worship here on earth.

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