1.Looking Forward To Heaven
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing
one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord.”
2.Looking Forward To Heaven
We need to understand ...
- This life will not last for long ... heaven will.
- Jesus spoke about the matter.
- Mt. 6:19-21
Where have you made your home?
- Song #230
- ‘This World is Not My Home’
3.Looking Forward To Heaven
Many in the Bible looked to a home far away.
- They died seeking a heavenly country.
- Heb. 11:13-16
What are you seeking?
- Where is your home?
- Song #213
- ‘Here We Are But Straying Pilgrims’
4.Looking Forward To Heaven
Heaven and earth exist by the power of God.
- By His power, it will come to an end.
- Mt. 24:36; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Pt. 3:7-12
To the Christian, after this life ...
- ‘The Morning of Joy’
- Song #528
5.Looking Forward To Heaven
It is hard to imagine heaven.
- We want to be there because God is there.
- John 14:1-3
To be in the presence of God ... overwhelming!
- A happy day when heaven is our home.
- ‘How Beautiful Heaven Must Be’
- Song #196
6.Looking Forward To Heaven
God is the focal point of heaven.
- We will be in the presence of God.
- Rev. 22:1; Rev. 21:2-3
Heaven is a place ...
- For those who are the people of God.
- ‘Won’t It Be Wonderful There’
- Song #192
7.Looking Forward To Heaven
Trials and difficulties of life will be over.
- Rev. 21:4; Rev. 22:5
- No Sickness, no sadness ...
... no hunger, no fears, no dying.
Tears of this life will be wiped away.
- We will bask in the light of the Son of God.
- ‘No Night There’
- Song #220
8.Looking Forward To Heaven
Heaven is where the saved will be gathered.
- It is home for those washed by the blood.
- ‘robes made white’ Rev. 7:14
- ‘washed us from our sins’ Rev. 1:5
Cleansed by the blood of Christ.
- Baptism washes us in His blood.
- Rom. 6:4; Acts 22:16
- ‘Beautiful’ Song #261
9.Looking Forward To Heaven
We anxiously await our home in heaven.
- Are you prepared to face the Lord in
- ‘The Christians Welcome Home’
- Song #228