Save Time and Preach Like Never Before. Try the new
Intro: One of things the devil likes to do is discourage believers. He deceives them into thinking that being a Christian means losing up more than gaining. Today I want to encourage true Christian believers in Christ. We ought to rejoice in the Lord for we are very rich in Christ. Today I want us to look at our inheritance as children of God. Read Eph. 1:18.

1. Our Inheritance Includes A New Glorified Body.
Weíre going to get a brand new resurrection body at the Rapture. (I Cor. 15:50-53; I Thess. 4:16-17; Phil. 3:20-21; I John 3:2). Can you imagine what thatís worth? Most professing Christians have no idea what theyíll inherit. How much itís worth? Thanks to modern science and medicine, it is now possible to donate the following: blood, skin, bones, bone marrow, corneas, kidney, partial liver, partial lung, heart, pancreas, and veins. A few years ago, a study made by the American Health Care Financing Administration (AHCFA) came up with the following Medical Care estimates:
a) Kidney transplant averages $50,000;
b) Heart transplants often exceed $100,000;
c) Lung transplant is about $150,000;
d) Pancreas transplant is about $170,000;
e) Bone marrow transplant averages $190,000;
f) Liver transplant surgery about $500,000.
Truly, HEALTH IS WEALTH! What about the trip God is going to take us on right after He changes us? The Apollo 11 Moon Landing costs US 40 billion dollars in 1969! Just imagine what it would cost to go to heaven? What a great inheritance we have!

2. Our Inheritance Includes Eternal Life Support.
A 10-day cardiac treatment costs about $18,000. Our inheritance is worth far more than that. Our inheritance is reserved in heaven! (I Pet. 1:4-5) I donít know how much an Adoption costs these days but Iím sure it isnít cheap. Our inheritance also includes a Father and Son relationship. Thatís worth a lot! A son of God is rich (John 1:12; Rev. 21:7). Donít be deceived by preachers that talk about persevering to the end to overcome (cf. I John 5:4-5). When God saved us, He gave us life that will never end. It is everlasting life!

3. Our Inheritance Includes A Mansion In Heaven.
(John 14:2-3). It is Godís promise and it is true. The hymn writer says it well. ďIíve got a mansion just over the hilltop, in that bright land where weíll never grow old, and some day yonder, weíll never more wonder, but walk on streets that are purest gold!Ē Nothing so beautiful since the world began can compare with what God has prepared for us (I Cor. 2:9).

4. What About the Personal Inheritance We Are Leaving Behind Our Children? (Prov. 13:22)
What kind of inheritance are you leaving behind? We have kids come to our church today who come from homes where the Bible and godliness are not taken seriously because of Ė
a) Parents who never bring their kids to church;
b) Parents who never pray with their kids;
c) Parents