May 12, 2020

People love to see the faces of other people. This is why we meet over coffee, and have created technology like Zoom, Facetime, GoToMeeting, and even found a way to put cameras on both sides of our phones. There is an insatiable appetite for people to see the faces of those we love. In past days, soldiers headed off to war would tuck in the pocket of their uniform a photo with the face of their wife and kids. As... Read more

May 11, 2020

If you could meet with one person alive on the earth today who would that be? Family, or friend. Or, maybe a famous person? How about God? What do you think it would be like to literally hang out with God? Not just now and then, but anytime? This is precisely what the promise of Heaven is. One of my favorite things to do with my wife Grace is go for walks enjoying one another’s company and discussing whatever is... Read more

May 8, 2020

One of the most pernicious, problematic, and powerful lies that Satan tells about Heaven is that it will be boring. The frequent and flawed picture of Heaven is that everything will be known so we have nothing to learn, everything will be done so that we have nothing to do, and everywhere will be explored so we have nowhere to go. Learning nothing, doing nothing, and going nowhere sounds a lot more like Hell than Heaven because it is nothing... Read more

May 7, 2020

Revelation 4:1-8 – I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven!…seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads [human beings]…around the throne…are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight [divine beings]….each of them with... Read more

May 6, 2020

What would your honest first response be to this question: Do you think Heaven or Hell will be more boring? I’m guessing most people assume that Hell will be filled with party-goers and Heaven filled with party-poopers. In his book on Heaven, Randy Alcorn quotes the now-deceased science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov, “I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever tortures of hell, I think... Read more

May 5, 2020

Matthew 22:1-2 – Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a…wedding feast… I’ve been a Senior Pastor for 25 years, started ministries myself, and seen a lot of people start various ministries. One thing I’ve never seen is anyone start their ministry quite like Jesus did. In John 2, Jesus begins His public ministry changing water into wine at a wedding party. Can you just imagine, for example, a Baptist church planter... Read more

May 4, 2020

Genesis 2:8 – God planted a garden in Eden…and there he put the man whom he had formed. Revelation 22:1-2 – The angel showed me the river of the water of life…flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing... Read more

May 1, 2020

John 14:1-3 – Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms…And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 2 Corinthians 5:1 – For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the... Read more

April 30, 2020

Hebrews 11:10 – [Abraham] was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.  Revelation 21:23-27 – The city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there…But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor... Read more

April 29, 2020

2 Samuel 7:12-13 – When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you…and I will establish his kingdom…I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. Hebrews 11:16 – …they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. One day, the Bible says that Jesus Christ will return to the earth as King of Kings, and establish a Kingdom that will never end. Following Him into this world... Read more


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