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As In Heaven Podcast: How Racial Trauma Works

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Sheila Wise Rowe: There has to be just a basic commitment to say, “I haven’t experienced racial trauma, but I have this person in front of me or there’s this community and they... Read more

What is the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 4): Hidden Treasure and Valuable Pearl

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | As we continue our ongoing discussion about the nature of the kingdom of heaven, Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley discuss Jesus’ parables about the hidden treasure and the pearl of great value (Matthew 13:44-46). What do these two parables teach... Read more

What is the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 3): Mustard Seed and Leaven

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | As Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley continue their series on, “What is the Kingdom of Heaven,” they discuss the parables of the mustard seed and the leaven (Matthew 13:31-33). What does it mean that the kingdom of heaven is like... Read more

What is the Kingdom of Heaven (Part 2): The Parable of Wheat and Tares

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | In the second episode of our series, “What is the Kingdom of Heaven?” Wes and Travis discuss Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares (Matthew 13:24-30). Perhaps the most surprising feature of the kingdom of heaven is that it... Read more

What is the Kingdom of Heaven: The Parable of the Soils

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | What is the kingdom of heaven? Over the next several episodes, Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley will discuss several parables from Matthew 13, which reveal the nature of the kingdom of heaven. On this episode, Wes and Travis discuss how... Read more

5 Myths about Heaven

This article is part of the 5 Myths series. Myth #1: The Christians home is in heaven. When Christians die, we rejoice that they have been called home to heaven. There is truth and comfort in this. But we need to be careful when we refer to heaven as our home. Heaven is neither our... Read more

How the Thought of Heaven Changes Our Perspective Now | RELEVANT

Only four experiences in my life have fully lived up to expectations. Thats probably because I tend to overhype things. (Easily excitable is what I think the doctor wrote on the Ritalin prescription.) Nonetheless, many of the things I anticipated most left me with the feeling that they could have been better. The handful that... Read more

3 Observations about Heaven

1. There are none but lovely objects in heaven. No odious, or unlovely, or polluted person or thing is to be seen there. There is nothing there that is wicked or unholy. There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination (Rev. 21:27). And there is nothing that... Read more

As In Heaven: Why Should I Care? – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Isaac Adams: The easier thing to do is critique Black Lives Matter. The much harder thing to do is look in the mirror and ask why Christians aren’t leading out against racial injustice... Read more

As In Heaven: Setting the Stage – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Crawford Loritts: Peter says in 1 Peter 5 this is the attitude that we all ought to have toward one another, which is the ultimate solution for racism or the sin of partiality... Read more

Introducing As in Heaven: Christian Conversations on Race and Justice

As in Heaven, hosted by Jim Davis and Michael Aitcheson, is a new podcast in The Gospel Coalition podcast network. Jim, Mike, and guest co-hosts will talk with more than two dozen ministry leaders about how to faithfully process our national conversation on race and justice. These conversations will help listeners think through racial justice... Read more

10 Things You Want to Know about Heaven but Are Embarrassed to Ask

Jean E. Jones Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Fighting back tears, a young woman confessed to my husband that she was afraid she didnt want to go to heaven. Since then, as weve related that story to others, weve discovered many Christians have that fear. And no wonder! Artists and movie makers depict heaven as a colorless... Read more

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces – Beloved Women – August 28, 2020

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces Beloved Women August 28, 2020READ: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelations... Read more

11 Questions about Heaven Answered by Dr. David Jeremiah

Heaven is not just our far-off future home, but a place we can joyfully look forward to today. The Bible provides more than 600 references to heaven, and we can gain incredible joy and fresh vision for our lives on earth as we read and understand these passages. In the following excerpts from my messages,... Read more

‘Wakeup Call for the Church’: Half of Americans Say Good Deeds Get You to Heaven, Poll Shows

'Wakeup Call for the Church': Half of Americans Say Good Deeds Get You to Heaven, Poll Shows Roughly half of Americans believe they will go to heaven if they are generally good or do enough good things, while one-third believe salvation is obtained only by accepting Jesus Christ as savior, according to a... Read more

Living for Heaven in a World Gone to Hell (1 Peter 3:8-22) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

We live in a geographic desert. This time of year, climate pushes people to find oasis. We also live in a cultural desert. People are also seeking an oasis. Jesus Church should be that oasis to refresh & renew people. Roman Empire – #1 superpower self-destructing w/infighting, division, & selfishness Christians were a minority group... Read more

Your Seat in Church Is a Seat in Heaven

My churchs dark wood pews and red cushions are probably 30 or 40 years old, approximately as old as the congregation itself. Hymnals and Bibles rest in carpet-padded racks on their backs; holes cut in the wood hold discarded communion cups in groups of four. After years of use, many of the pews sustain scratches,... Read more

How to Carry the Hope of Heaven in Your Heart through Suffering

"But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God." (Acts 7:55)We've read about Jesus, sang songs about Jesus, and felt His presence. However, none of us have laid our eyes on Him. When Stephen was being stoned,... Read more

You Brought Pavement to Heaven? – Encouragement Café – June 23

You Brought Pavement to Heaven? By Dawn NeelyThe twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. Revelation 21:21 (KJV)Believers must understand that this earth is not their home. We were created for the new heaven and the new... Read more

What jobs will we have in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

In this weeks question, Pastor Mark answers questions on what work will be like in Heaven including the idea that some jobs from earth will continue and some wont be necessary anymore in the Kingdom of Heaven. Have a question youd like answered in a potential future Ask Pastor Mark video? Send an email [email protected] Read more

Christian Author Debunks Myth that Earthly Memories Won’t Exist in Heaven

Christian Author Debunks Myth that Earthly Memories Won't Exist in Heaven Christian author Randy Alcorn is refuting the idea that people will have no recollection of their earthly life when they reach Heaven.In a post titled "Let Go of Life About Heaven" on Desiring Gods website, Alcorn addressed eight myths people believe about... Read more

Will our pets be in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

Many people love their pets as much or more than many people so the question this week is: Will our pets be in the Kingdom of Heaven? Have a question youd like answered in a potential future Ask Pastor Mark video? Send an email [email protected] To watch the entire “Good News” series, click HERE. Article/Post... Read more

What Can You Do on the Sabbath Now and in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

05 Jun What Can You Do on the Sabbath Now and in Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll When our kids were little, we would tell them about Heaven. Graces dad was a pastor who passed away when the kids were still young. After Grandpa Gib went to be with Jesus,... Read more

Four Ways A Day Off is Practice for Heaven | Pastor Mark Driscoll

04 Jun Four Ways A Day Off is Practice for Heaven Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Hebrews 4:9-11 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered Gods rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive... Read more

What are things we can enjoy on our Sabbath that well also get to do in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

Different people are energized by and feel rest from different activities. Many of those we will most likely be able to enjoy in Heaven. Have a question youd like answered in a potential future Ask Pastor Mark video? Send an email [email protected] To watch the entire “Good News” series, click HERE. Article/Post Source

How Does the Sabbath Prepare Us for Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

02 Jun How Does the Sabbath Prepare Us for Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Hebrews 4:4 For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: And God rested on the seventh day from all his works. A few years ago, when our family was gearing up to... Read more

How the Comfort of Heaven Works Backward

Have you felt it? A discomfort in the middle of the day, a creeping restlessness as you lay awake at night? That feeling may be grief, according to expert David Kessler. Pandemic grief is fed by copious notifications of suffering, like this headline from Italy (We Take the Dead from Morning till Night) and this... Read more

What are the rewards awaiting Christians in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

29 May What are the rewards awaiting Christians in Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In this life, people are motivated to work hard and invest smart so that their efforts are rewarded with a return on investment. When it comes to eternity in Gods Kingdom of Heaven, however, there is... Read more

GOOD NEWS: What will work be like in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

28 May GOOD NEWS: What will work be like in Heaven? God Works Genesis 2:2 on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done God sets the example of work & rest to keep us healthy If... Read more

Will sin be possible in the Kingdom of Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

28 May Will sin be possible in the Kingdom of Heaven? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In our study of Heaven for the Good News sermon series, one question has been asked online perhaps more than any other. Since Satan and the demons who started as angels sinned in the perfect... Read more