“The serious business of heaven is joy.” (G. K. Chesterton) What a marvelous sentence. Heaven is a place of total and perfect joy. Augustine said, “It is the decided opinion of all who use their brains that all men desire to be happy.” Consider these descriptions from Revelation 21-22. God will live with us, sadness,…Read more The Serious Business of Heaven is Joy
Randy Alcorn wrote a very good book entitled Heaven. It is an encouraging and comprehensive book if it is quite a long read. It is biblical, and full of illustrations that help us think and rejoice about our eternity. One of the features of the book that I love is this. It makes you appreciate…Read more Heaven A Place Called Home
The Baptistry Ceiling, Florence, Italy A few weeks ago, my Sunday morning message at Woodland Church was about the promise of heaven. I experienced so much joy preparing and preaching that message. Since then I have had two funerals of close friends to preach. These men were passionate followers of Christ. I prepared with a…Read more THINKING ABOUT HEAVEN
Our bodies are important to God and us. God created our bodies because they are good. Our loved ones we held, hugged and kissed in their bodies. We sat in the laps of our parents. I embrace and kiss my beautiful wife. I gathered my children to me and hugged, kissed, played cowboys, knights, wrestled…Read more What will we be like in heaven?
"Pastor, I'll see you in heaven." I've heard those wonderful words during my life. A good friend of mine died a few days ago. I was honored to preach his funeral service. His commitment to Christ was complete. He made that commitment just a little over ten years ago. He wasn't perfect, but he was…Read more “Pastor, I’ll see you in heaven.”