Posts with the tag “heaven”

Sunday Preview: The Inheritance of the Righteous
by Matthew Allen on May 24th, 2024
On Sunday, we will examine a very serious passage from Matthew 25. It depicts judgment day. Jesus will judge, and eternal destinies will be determined. The righteous will go to eternal life, and the unrighteous will go to eternal punishment.  Read More
Sunday Preview: Seeing God
by Matthew Allen on May 17th, 2024
This desire to see and be with God is profound, yet our human condition makes it impossible. In Scripture, those who found themselves in God's presence were often terrified. However, there is an incredible promise from Jesus in Matthew 5:8: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."  Read More
Sunday Preview: I'll Fly Away
by Matthew Allen on March 22nd, 2024
The climax of our hope, however, is anchored in the glorious return of Jesus, vividly described in 1 Thessalonians 4:15–17. His second coming, marked by celestial fanfare and divine majesty, promises the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of the living believers, ensuring our eternal presence with the Lord in the heavens.  Read More
The Profound Joy of Heaven
by Matthew Allen on September 20th, 2023
While the fullness of heavenly joy awaits us in the life to come, we don't have to wait till then to start experiencing joy. Let's embrace the joy that life offers through our relationship with God, knowing it is but a mere foretaste of the overwhelming joy that awaits us. So, the next time you feel joy, cherish it, nurture it, and share it, for in that emotion, you catch a true glimpse of heaven.  Read More
Friday First - Heavenly Citizens
by Matthew Allen on November 12th, 2021
Heaven is what motivates us. We want to see the Savior. We want to hear well done. We want to go to our reward. We want to experience eternal glory. This is the focus of life that is required if we are going to pursue Jesus’ likeness. Since He is a heavenly being, heaven is our place. If we are preoccupied with Him, we are preoccupied with heaven. That means, it really should matter much about what happens here. But, it should matter a whole lot to us about what happens there. Jesus is there. That’s our place.  Read More
The Ultimate Healing
by Matthew Allen on November 12th, 2021
As God’s sons and daughters, we place our faith in the rock-solid promises of God, who is incapable of telling a lie. This is the ultimate healing we are all eagerly awaiting for ... hastening the day of our Lord’s return. O Lord come!  Read More