Questions on Heaven
by Pat McIntosh
Most of us, from the time we are just a few years old, are full of questions. That is natural as we are sponges for information, needing many answers. Some of us drove our parents crazy with one question after another. I know I did.
We generally ask questions regarding things for which we don’t have the answers. We are dealing with the unknown. We are curious, especially regarding things that intrigue us. Nothing should intrigue us more than spiritual matters, especially those of a heavenly nature.
There are numerous questions that have been asked regarding heaven. Is there really a heaven? What is it like? How long will heaven last? Are there degrees of reward in heaven? Will we know one another there? What will we do for eternity? Who will be there? These are all pertinent questions and well worth our consideration. The Bible tells us a great deal in response to these questions, but most often in figurative language.
The most important question we can ask about heaven is, “Will I be there?” In reality, that is the only question that we can do something about. God has provided all we need to inherit eternal life, but we must choose to take that path and seize what He has put in place for our salvation. He desires us to be there with Him for eternity. The magnitude of that desire was seen in His sending His Son to die in our place and put in place that which was needed to take away our sin. May we be those who seize the means by which He offers pardon from sin. Having done so, let us “walk with Him” in faithful compliance with His will. Heaven will be worth it all.
Sunday A.M. Sermon – Great Bible Themes: Heaven (2)
- Degrees of Reward? – Lk. 12:47; Matt. 11:20-24; Heb. 10:29; Jno. 14:2-3; 2 Tim. 2:21;
1 Pet. 1:13
- Will we know one another? – 2 Sam. 12:23; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:42, 50; Matt. 22:30;
1 Thes. 5:23; Matt. 17:1-4
- What will we do in heaven? – Rev. 14:13; Heb. 4:9; Rev. 7:9; Heb. 12:23; Rev. 4:10-11;
- Who will be in heaven? – Matt. 7:21-23; Rev. 22:14-15; 2:10; 21:7-8; 7:9-14; Acts 22:16;
1 Jno. 1:7-9; 2 Tim. 4:6-8; Matt. 16:26; Rev. 22:17
Sunday P.M. Sermon – Ready to Every Good Work (Titus 3:1-9)