Why You Want to Go to Heaven! (2 of 5) by Roger Thomas

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Why You Want to Go to Heaven! (2 of 5)
Heaven Series
Roger Thomas
Revelation 21:1-7


Introduction: The Sunday School teacher was telling the class of second grade boys about the wonders of heaven. They listened with rapped attention as he described the details of the final chapters of the Bible. When he finished, he turned to the class and asked, "How many of you want to go to heaven?" Every hand shot except for one. Little Bobby just sat there.

The teacher assumed Bobby hadn't heard the question so he asked again, "How many of you want to go to heaven?" Again every hand shot up except for Bobby's. So the teacher asked directly, "Bobby, you want to go to heaven when you die, don't you?"

"Of course," Bobby replied, "But I thought you were getting up a load up right now. I missed the bus home last week and my dad said I better get home right after church this week or else!"

You want to go to heaven, don't you? Of course, you do! But not everyone does—and for a lot of different reasons. Some think heaven is too boring. Mark Twain had Huck Finn reject any real interest in heaven by saying, "All a body would have to do was to go around all day long with a harp and sing, forever and ever."

Younger people sometimes deny any interest in heaven for the same reason they tend to think they will live forever. Older folk know better. A little girl asked her slightly older sister why Grandma read her Bible so much. The reply, "I think she is studying for her final exams." Wiser folk think about heaven sooner rather than later. Life has no guarantees!

Of course, some don't think much of heaven because they can't imagine anything better than what they already have. Did you hear the one about the guy from Little Rock who decided to write a book about churches in the heartland of America? He first drove to Fayetteville to visit the largest church in Arkansas. He began taking photographs and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone o ...


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