Heaven is a destiny so grand
that we madly live all our lives
outside its gates
on the porch of hope . . .
waiting to touch the treasure
that is ours inside.
Miller, C. (2012). Letters to
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Heaven, an Inheritance
Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and
Contributed by Andy Grossman on Jan 29, 2009
Last Sunday, right after church, when I got home tired and emotionally spent, I plopped into my easy chair and turned the TV on. The last few minutes of "Titanic" was on. In the conclusion, Rose (played by Kate Winslet) is an old woman. She lost the love of her life in the
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Mar 7, 2009
AN AD FOR HEAVEN
An advertisement based on Revelation chapter 21 reads: "Free, beautiful homes to be given away in a perfect city! With: 100% pure water, no electric bills, perpetual lighting, permanent pavement, nothing undesirable, everything new, perfect
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 3, 2009
SHOCK IN HEAVEN
I was shocked, confused, bewildered as I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all, by the lights or its décor.
But it was the folks in heaven who made me sputter and gasp;
the thieves, the liars, the sinners, the alcoholics, the trash.
There stood the kid from
Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Oct 26, 2009
What Is Heaven?
By Terry Barnhill
What is heaven,
and why such hope upon it?
Heaven is already here
By faith in Christ who brought His kingdom near.
"Carpe diem," said ancient Horace,
"quam minimum credula postero."
"Seize the day trusting not in tomorrow."
Our hope is in the
START WITH HEAVEN
Randy Alcorn states the following: “Often our thinking is backwards. Why do we imagine that God patterns Heaven’s holy city after an earthly city, as if Heaven knows nothing of community and culture and has to get its ideas from us? Isn’t it more likely that earthly realities,
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 16, 2011
GOLD IN HEAVEN
There was a rich man who was distressed on hearing he could take none of his riches to heaven. He pleaded with God to make an exception. Finally, God said, "Okay, whatever you can fit into a garbage bag can be brought in."
The man immediately thought of gold. He joyfully went
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
THE HEAVEN OF SERVICE
Dr. Laura Schlessinger writes: "I was out at my mother and father’s house, a seventy mile round-trip from my own, because my mother needed a little help. She needed a little help because my father, who has full-blown Alzheimer’s, had taped duct tape all over the three long
Contributed by Stephan Brown on Aug 26, 2002
I recently made a trip to Ellis Island in New York. Ellis Island was once the biggest immigration processing center in the U.S. It processed thousands of immigrants a day. All of these immigrants left their homelands through much difficulty to come to “the land of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 23, 2003
*Getting To Heaven*
The pastor was talking to a group of young children about believing in Jesus and going to heaven.
At the end of his talk, he asked, "Where do you want to go?"
"Heaven!" they all piped up.
"And what do you have to be to get
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 8, 2003
A poet said:
Wish me “Bon Voyage!”
As you do a friend
Whose joyous vist finds its happy end.
And “au revoir!”
Since though it come no more,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 23, 2004
THE PARADE INTO HEAVEN
Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem marked the beginning of his last week on earth. It fulfilled prophecy and revealed his true identity to the masses. But I think it was more than that. It I believe it was God’s own gift of encouragement to Jesus.
As Jesus rode
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 2, 2004
THE ARITHMETIC OF HEAVEN
Someone asked Daniel Webster, who happened to be a fervent Christian, "How can a man of your intellect believe in the Trinity?"
"I do not pretend fully to understand the arithmetic of heaven now," he replied.
SOURCE: "God in Three Persons: A
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2006
The Wheat of Heaven
Taken from the stalk of Calvary
Placed within the dark, cold earth
Silent lies the Wheat of heaven
There to wait resurrection birth
Left alone in fragrant seed coat
Till the time had come to pass
It would soon give way to victory
Life eternal sprang forth at
Contributed by David Rogers on Jan 29, 2007
Walking through the storms of life
Facing all the strife
I realize that I am all alone
Facing the lighting and the crash of thunder
Oh How I wonder
Is there no hope of me ever going home
I was walking through the storm all alone.
Fear and despair all around
GARLANDS OF HEAVEN
In India, whenever I preached I would get a garland made of carnations or roses or some other kind of flower. (This was done as a gesture of honor.) They smelled nice at first, but they were bulky and awkward (most of them would hang down almost to your knees), and after
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 7, 2012
THE HAPPINESS OF HEAVEN
In 1871 Fr. J. Boudreau wrote a short story entitled "The Happiness of Heaven." It's a story about a kindhearted king who is hunting in the forest when he discovers a blind, poor orphan boy living there. The king takes the blind orphan to his palace and adopts him as his
Contributed by Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
BASEBALL IN HEAVEN
A preacher and a song leader were both avid baseball fans. These guys didn't just like baseball; they lived, breathed and ate baseball. What time they weren't about church duties, they were attending a game, watching a game on the tube, or coaching a little league game in the