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When You Doubt Your Salvation (5 of 5)
Series: There's No Place like Heaven
Pastor Jeff Schreve
1 John 5:9-13
A Sunday school teacher was talking to her first grade class. She was talking to them about heaven and how to go to heaven. She said, "Class, boys and girls, if I sold my house and sold my cars and had a garage sale and sold all my stuff and gave it to the church and gave it to the poor, would that allow me to go to heaven?" They all said, "No! That isn't going to get you to heaven." She said, "If I clean the church every single day, cleaned every spot on the church and cleaned the bathrooms and mopped the floors and mowed the lawn and kept it just immaculate, would that get me to heaven?" They said, "No! That doesn't get you to heaven." She said, "If I was good to my husband all the time and if I were good to my children and just did everything for them and gave candy to all the children in our church and was just wonderful to all the pets in the neighborhood, would that get me to heaven?" They said, "No! That wouldn't get you to heaven. She said, "What will get me to heaven?" One little boy shouted out, "You've got to be dead!"
We've been in a series for the last several weeks talking about heaven. I don't know about you but my heart has been encouraged as we've talked about the wonderful place that God has prepared for those who love him. As the scripture says, "What eye has not seen or ear heard nor is even entered into the heart of man all that God has prepared for those who love Him." Heaven is such a wonderful place and every true child of God, every true believer is going to go to heaven one day, either by death or by the rapture and we are going to spend forever with the Lord. The final destination for a true believer in Jesus Christ is heaven - that is a certainty. Here is the question: What if you're not sure that you are a true believer in Jesus Christ? What if you're not sure that you are going to get to go to heaven? What if you ar ...
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