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Life In Heaven (5 of 6)
Series: Our Eternal Destiny
How do children picture heaven?
Eric, age 8 said, "It is a place where there is a lot of money lying around. You could just pick it up, play with it and buy things. I think I am going to buy a basketball and I am going to play basketball with my great-great grandmother."
Scott said, "Heaven is up in the sky and you could look down at circuses for free if you want to, except you have to ask God for permission first."
David, age 7 said, "Heaven is kind of big and they sit around playing harps. I don't know how to play a harp, but I suppose I should learn how to play that dumb thing pretty soon."
Tommy, age 7 said, "I know what heaven is, but I don't want to go there. I want to go to North Carolina instead."
Everyone has there own views of what heaven will be like, but often they are not based on what the Bible tells us about heaven.
Instead they are often based on what we have heard someone say
or what we would like heaven to be like.
Mart De Hann of Radio Bible Class wrote, "I'm looking forward to long walks with good friends, shared meals without rushing and endless laughter at no one's expense. I'm anticipating meaningful
work with plenty of time for reading, photography, and fishing.
I'm trying to imagine a heaven that builds on the good we know
while leaving behind the evil."
Asaph, a worship leader in the OT wrote in Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon the earth that I desire besides You?
Spurgeon wrote, "God was not only better than everything on earth, but more excellent than everything in heaven."
PRESENCE OF GOD :22-23
For Jews the temple was the center of their worship. It was the place they offered sacrifices, incense, sang and prayed to God. Jerusalem was important to the Jews because of the temple.
Psalm 137 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and ...
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