Category Archives: Heaven

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?

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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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People in heaven prior to the resurrection

Life in heaven prior to the resurrection of our bodies. Continue reading

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Reality is earth and heaven

Do you live in reality? Do you like to keep it real? Is reality only the world of the five senses? Or, is there an unseen reality that matters enough to affect the way we live in this world? Continue reading

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Understanding salvation

Salvation is what God in grace did for me, not what I do to try to keep myself worthy of His grace. Continue reading

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