Summary: Reality of heaven
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THE REALITY OF HEAVEN
A couple from Oklahoma decided to go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw out during one very cold and icy winter. Because they both had jobs, they had difficulty coordinating their travel schedules. It was decided that the husband would fly to Florida on Thursday, and his wife would follow the next day. Upon arriving as planned, the husband checked into the motel. He decided to open his laptop and send his wife an e-mail back home. However, he accidentally left off one letter in her address, and sent the e-mail without realizing the error.
Well at the same time In Houston, a widow returned from her husband’s funeral. He was a pastor of many years who had been called home to glory. The widow checked her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. Upon reading the first message, she fainted and fell to the floor. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read: TO: My loving wife FROM: Your departed husband SUBJECT: I’ve arrived! MESSAGE: I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. P.S. Sure is hot down here.
Today, if you are a Christian you have something wonderful to look forward too.
I want to re-kindle the fires of your hope.
Today if you are not a Christian I pray that the hope that those who are in Christ have will move you to accept Christ in order that you to may be born again into a living hope as well.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them,and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Today I want us to look towards our heavenly home.
Though we may only see it from a distance I hope it will encourage you.
I can’t wait to get to heaven.
It is going to be a blast.
I'm so thankful that there is somewhere so much better than this world we live in.
Let me give you the top 10 reasons why I am looking forward to heaven:
Reason 1 is
1. WE WILL GET A NEW HOME
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you
There is no such thing as a perfect house in this life.
But Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live In a mansion.
I know there are many here who probably live in small houses.
Me and Shelly's is pretty small
I want to say to those of you who struggle with their earthly home today, your heavenly home will be wonderful!
An elderly couple passed away and found themselves at the pearly gates. Peter was there to welcome them. First he showed them their mansion. The man overwhelmed by the sheer luxury of it all asked, "How much does this place cost per night?" Peter replied, "Sir, this is Heaven, it doesn’t cost anything." Then Peter took them to the dining room where table upon table was piled high with the most delicious foods you could imagine. Again overwhelmed by the glory of it all the man asked, "How much for the meals?" Peter said, "You forget, this is Heaven, it’s free." Peter then took them out back where they saw a fantastically beautiful golf course. As the man stood there open-mouthed Peter said, "Now before you ask, there are no greens fees, this is Heaven, everything is free." The man looked at his wife and said, "You and your healthy bran muffins, I could have been here 10 years ago!"