How Beautiful Heaven Must Be by Ken Trivette

How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
Ken Trivette
Revelation 21:1-5

Outline

1. THE ASTOUNDING SIZE OF THE CITY

A. The Symmetry Of The City
B. The Sufficiency Of The City

2. THE AMAZING SCENERY OF THE CITY

A. The Grandeur Of The City
B. The Glory Of The City

3. THE ADORING SAINTS OF THE CITY

A. The Occupants Of The City
B. The Occupation Of The City

1. I once read about an epitaph on a tombstone (over 100 years old) in an Indiana cemetery that reads:

Pause Stranger, when you pass me by, As you are now, so once was I As I am now, so you will be, So prepare for death and follow me.

2. Someone came along, read the epitaph, and then scratched the words underneath:

To follow you I'm not content, Until I know which way you went.

3. I want to testify this morning that I know where I am going when my life is over. I know that my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life and that heaven is my eternal home and destination. On April 2, 1972 I got a passport to heaven and my journey has been booked.

4. D.L. Moody once said, ''Someday you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody of Northfield is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone higher, that is all-out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that sin cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body fashioned into His glorious body. I was born in the flesh in 1837; I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die; that which is born of the Spirit will live forever.''

5. In the classic tale of The Man Without A Country, Philip Nolan, because he had cursed the name of his country, was sentenced to live aboard ship and never see his native land again or even hear its name or news about it. For 56 years he was on an endless journey from ship to ship and sea to sea, and was finally buried at sea. He was a ''man without a country.''

6. The Bible says in Philippians 3:2 ...


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