By Toni Ridgaway on Jun 5, 2013
Scholars and authors say the church does not often present the topic of heaven anymore, and they wonder why.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 1, 2018
Randy Alcorn thinks we've missed the mark in this area, and he tells us why.
By Kevin Harney on Apr 25, 2011
Occasionally something pops up on the radar of Christians, pastors, and local churches that becomes an important teaching moment. The release of Rob Bell's book, Love Wins, is an example of this.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 24, 2015
One the earliest--and one of the best--Christmas sermons ever preached. You're invited to John Chrysostom's place for Christmas!
By Sermoncentral on Jul 12, 2019
Randy Alcorn: "We encourage believers to look at life differently—like Elisha’s servant whose eyes were opened."
By Ray Hollenbach on Oct 31, 2018
What if there were a way to open the floodgates of heaven for other people? What if YOU could have this secret?
By John Pond on Jun 26, 2021
What we say is powerful in such a vulnerable situation, and we should tread carefully.
By Josh Reich on Sep 5, 2019
Hell is in the Bible. Death, the afterlife, heaven, hell, are all questions our culture wrestles with. People wonder about it.
By Steven Lawson on Jul 1, 2020
Steven Lawson: "A heaven-sent revival will only come when Scripture is enthroned once again in the pulpit."
By J.d. Greear on Mar 22, 2019
Surveys show more than 50% of people have prayed a sinner's prayer and think they're going to heaven even though there is no detectable difference in their lifestyles from those outside of the church.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2019
Practical advice: "Don't preach them into heaven. Don't preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there."
By Marshall Segal on Oct 4, 2017
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit,” (Psalms 34:18).
By John Powell on Jan 29, 2021
We are people of conviction and kindness. This means we cannot just preach anyone into heaven, because we haven’t been given the authority to do so. Also, we can’t condemn anyone because we don’t know their heart.
By Dean Hawk on Oct 19, 2016
I’m curious. When and where did ministers first begin asking people to bow their heads, close their eyes, and secretly raise their hand in a church service if they wanted to accept Jesus? Why do we feel like we need to sneak people into heaven?
By Jeff Medders on Dec 11, 2017
"I want to encourage every pastor reading this to keep preaching the gospel. Week in. Week out. Keep exalting, heralding, and lifting up our crucified Savior, risen from the dead, reigning in Heaven, saving all who will look to him and believe."