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Questions About Heaven You Always Wanted to Ask (1 of 4)
A TRAVEL GUIDE TO HEAVEN
Dr. Stan Coffey
We're going to continue our new series called A TRAVEL GUIDE TO HEAVEN. Please take God's Word and turn to Psalms 16, a wonderful passage about heaven and about the satisfaction and the joy that we have in the Lord knowing that we're going to heaven. I call this series A TRAVEL GUIDE TO HEAVEN, and I'm going to talk about questions about heaven you've always wanted to ask. The reason I know you've always wanted to ask is that you ask them all the time. Having pastored over thirty years and having pastored this church over twenty years, I want to share with you some of the questions that people have asked me when their loved ones have died and gone on, they've gone to be with the Lord in heaven, and they want to know some things about that place where their loved one now is. Because to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Even David knew that through the Holy Spirit. Although David did not have the benefit of John 14 and all of the wonderful promises of Jesus Himself, he did have the guidance of the Holy Spirit. So here in Psalms 16 he's talking about his eternal life in glory with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let's begin with Psalms 16:8-11. "I have set the Lord always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." That means the same thing that Jesus encouraged us when He said in John 14:1, "Let not your heart be troubled." I shall not be moved. If you have the hope of heaven in your heart, you have an unshakable faith, you're standing on the solid rock, you have a steadfast destination, you know where you're going to end up, and you have something to look forward to. "Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope. For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell" - in this case, that means Hades or Sheol - "neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption." T ...
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