Summary: Every plane at the airport has a destination. Every car on the road is going somewhere. Someone is going to work. Someone is going on vacation. Someone is going to the mall. Someone is going to school. Some are going home. But…everyone…is going somewhere.
Everyone Is Going Somewhere
According to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association: There are over 87,000 flights that criss cross the U.S. every single day.
Worldwide: 8.8 billion air passengers in 2018.
June 2019 (XNA) - 91,305 passengers
LAX (2018) - 43,999,258 passengers departed LAX. Everyday…1500 planes take off. That’s an average of 1 plane down a runway every 50 some seconds.
Everyone is going somewhere.
Every plane at the airport has a destination. Every car on the road is going somewhere. Someone is going to work. Someone is going on vacation. Someone is going to the mall. Someone is going to war. Someone is going to school. Someone is going to visit family. Some are going home. Some are just going on a ride. But…everyone…is going somewhere.
Some people want to be going where they are headed…some people don’t. Some are thrilled with the direction they are headed. Others are dreading where they are going. Some have been where they are going before. Some are making the trip for the very first time. The common factor remains: everyone is going somewhere.
?Today…I want to talk to you about where you are going? I want to talk to you for a few moments about eternal destinations. Ultimately…everyone is going somewhere. Do you know where you are going?
Did you know that the Bible teaches us that there will be two resurrections. BOTH the righteous and the wicked will experience a resurrection.
Daniel 12:2 - “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Acts 24:15 - “He will raise both the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Jesus believed and taught that there are two possible eternal destinations.
The Parable of the Sheep and Goats in Matthew 25.
John 5:28,29 - “The time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, and they will rise again. Those who have done good will rise to experience eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgment.”
There is a ressurection unto life. (Heaven)
There is a resurrection unto judgment. (Hell)
“Fiery furnace…where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” - (Matthew 13:50)
“…they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfer…the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night.” - (Revelation 14:10,11)
Everyone is going somewhere.
Where are You Going?
Question: If I told you that I would buy you a ticket to fly anywhere in the world this afternoon…where would you choose?
When it comes to eternal destinations…the choice is yours as well.
Decide Where You Want To Go
God doesn’t send anyone to hell…people choose it. On the same note…nobody arrives in heaven by accident.
Deuteronomy 30:19 - “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your children might live!”
God gave us free will. Everyone’s going somewhere…and we get to decide where that somewhere will be. Have you decided where you want to go?
But deciding you want to go somewhere…in iteself…doesn’t get you there. I have decided I am going with some of you to El Salvador this next summer. Getting there will talke more than “deciding” I want to go.
Reserve A Seat
Earlier in the year…Jennifer and I decided that I should take Parker to El Salvador. This spring…we as a family decided we wanted to go to California to celebrate Jennifer’s parent’s 50th anniversary. Deciding where we wanted to go was the first step…getting there meant reserving a seat…on a plane that would take us to where we wanted to go.
No matter how passionately I declared my desire to go to Los Angeles…if I didn’t reserve my seat…I wasn’t going.
Did you know…people are reserving their seat to their eternal destination every day?
How do you reserve a seat that leads to eternal life?
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
Romans 10:13 - “Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.”
John 3:16 - “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
On the contrary…a person reserves a seat that leads to eternal punishment by rejecting Jesus.
John 3:18 - “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.”