BIG IDEA: Every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears that you put into a relationship here on this Earth is ALWAYS WORTH IT, PERIOD. There will be no regret in investing in people. Though not all people will be with us in Heaven, it does not make the time spent loving them, living life with … More The Who of Heaven
BIG IDEA: God has a plan for all things, and it includes Heaven so that he can be with us, but that can’t happen because of the corruption of creation. Therefore God must create a New Earth. So how will this final future become a reality and where will that happen? SERIES: Heaven: We all have … More Where & How is Heaven?
BIG IDEA: Heaven will come in three distinct WHENS: (1) LIFE NOW: full embodiment/physicality, but only the partial presence of the triune GOD through the presence of the Holy Spirit (so it is right to hope and cry out for more of Heaven to come); (2) LIFE AFTER DEATH: full presence of the triune GOD, … More When is Heaven?
BIG IDEA: So many people — maybe you are one of them — NEVER want to think about Heaven, probably because they’ve been taught the wrong answers to “WHAT” Heaven will be like. David Lloyd George, former Prime Minister of the UK, once said “When I was a boy, the thought of Heaven used to frighten … More What is Heaven?
BIG IDEA: Heaven had to be a part of God’s plan because he needed a new creation with the proper environment for Himself to dwell with His redeemed creation. The New Creation – “Heaven” – is not a place without choice, desire, or worship, BUT a place with the fullest and freest choice, desire, and worship. … More Why Heaven?
BIG IDEA: Current Heaven is God’s home. Current Earth is our home. Jesus Christ, as the God-man, forever links God and mankind, and thereby forever links heaven and earth. This idea of heaven and earth becoming one new creation is explicitly biblical. Christ will make Earth into Heaven and Heaven into earth. SERIES: Last Days: … More Easter: The Great Merger
BIG IDEA: What did Jesus spend his last days doing? It tells us a lot about what he valued most. Last week we saw Jesus “serving others” up to the very end. In fact, on his way to accomplish the most important task in the history of the universe, he stopped to serve a blind … More Last Days: Oh, to Worship Like George!