Category Archives: Heaven

Will there be gender distinctions in heaven?

Jesus taught that there will not be marriage in heaven. Does this mean there will not be gender distinctions? Continue reading

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Do people in heaven exist as disembodied spirits?

If someone who knows Jesus Christ as Savior dies today, she goes directly to heaven. She leaves her physical body on earth until the resurrection. But will she exist as a disembodied spirit throughout the intermediate time between death and resurrection? Continue reading

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An unnerving but amazing truth

This should make those who strive to be religious more than a little nervous. It should warn those who are working their way “up” the structured ranks of religion Continue reading

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Eternal significance of good works

What is the eternal significance to our earthly lives?  Continue reading

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I want heaven now

My relationship with the God of heaven causes me to long for a heaven-like place—to long for things to be right. Continue reading

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How did the thief on the cross make it to heaven?

The thief on the cross will be in heaven? How? Continue reading

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Inspired by a dear friend

At his memorial gathering, I summarized Mark’s life with seven vignettes that characterized my dear friend. Consider and be motivated by each one. Continue reading

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Is salvation eternally secure?

Are you equipped to explain eternal salvation? Is it possible to lose one’s salvation?

6 Resources to help you help others. Continue reading

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Desiring Heaven – now…

God’s Spirit in me is the cause of my desire for a world filled with the presence of God and absent the things his presence will remove. Continue reading

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Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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