I Dream of Jesus
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
May 3, 2009
1. The Face that Lights up Heaven!
A) Authoritatively Powerful
B) Perfectly Truthful
C) Eternally Faithful
2. The Grace that Leads to Heaven!
A) The Blood that Provides Redemption
B) The Book that Proclaims Redemption
3. The Race that Lives in Heaven!
A) Forgiven by Jesus
B) Focused on Jesus
Some years ago, radio evangelist, Charles E. Fuller, announced that he would speak the following Sunday on "Heaven." It was to be broadcast on radio. During that week he received a letter from an elderly gentleman who was very ill. Here is part of that letter:
"Next Sunday you are to talk about 'Heaven.' I am interested in that land because I have held a clear title to a bit of property there for over 55 years. I did not buy it. It was given to me without money and without price. But the donor purchased it for me at a tremendous sacrifice. I am not holding it for speculation since the title is non-transferable.
It is not a vacant lot. For more than a half-century I have been sending material out of which the greatest architect and builder of the universe has been building a home for me, which will never need to be repaired because it will suit me perfectly, individually, and will never grow old. Termites can never undermine its foundation for it rests upon the Rock of Ages. Fire cannot destroy it. Floods cannot wash it away. No locks or bolts will ever be placed upon its doors, for no vicious person can ever enter that land where my dwelling stands, now almost completed and ready for me to enter it and abide in peace eternally without fear of being ejected.
There is a valley of deep shadow between the place where I live and that to which I shall journey in a very short time. I cannot reach my home in the City of God without passing through the dark valley of shadows. But I am not afraid, because the best friend that I have ever h ...
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