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Series: There's No Place Like Heaven
We are beginning a new series today that I've entitled, ''There's No Place Like Heaven.'' Heaven is such an awesome place. It's the place where God lives. It's the place Jesus went to when he ascended from Earth after his resurrection. He ascended up into Heaven. It's the final destination place for the child of God - for the true blood-bought, born-again child of God. You know, sometimes you get on an airplane and if you're making connections they'll say, ''What is your final destination?'' Well, your final destination is not New York, or Atlanta, or Chicago, or London. As a Christian, your final, final destination is Heaven.
Now when it comes to Heaven there are lots of people who are very confused about Heaven and they have lots of questions - we all do about Heaven. One of the biggest questions you have is what is it like in Heaven. What do you do in Heaven? Where exactly is Heaven? How do you get to go to Heaven? There is a tremendous amount of confusion on how do you get to go to Heaven.
I ran across a story just the other day preparing for this message. A redhead, a brunette and a blonde all died. And they went up to meet the Lord. And the Lord said to them, ''Listen, in order for you to get into Heaven you have to climb the stairway to Heaven.'' There were a thousand steps on the stairway to Heaven and God said, ''Now here is the deal. I'm going to tell you a joke on each step and if you laugh you don't get to come.'' Seems kind of strange, but they said, ''Okay God, You're God.'' So they start up and God starts telling jokes and God can tell some good jokes. And they start and after step forty-two, the redhead just bursts out laughing. She's disqualified. So they walk a little more. They get on step two hundred - the brunette just starts cracking up. She's disqualified. They get to step nine hundred and ninety-nine and the blonde just starts cra ...
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