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Questions About Heaven You Always Wanted to Ask (2 of 4)
A TRAVEL GUIDE TO HEAVEN
Dr. Stan Coffey
2 Samuel 12:16-23
Turn to Luke 24. We're going to look at the body that Jesus had when he came forth from the grave. We're continuing our study on QUESTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK. By the way, these questions, along with some other really interesting and helpful material, are in my book entitled, COMFORT, PEACE, AND HOPE. That is a little book that we often give to those who have lost loved ones, and it's a book that talks about near-death experiences. It talks about the reality of heaven, and it talks about how we cope with grief and the process of grief as well as some really comforting information about what the Bible says about heaven. It's available from our tape ministry for $5, a little paperback book that, if you buy a sympathy card, you almost pay that much. So you might think about sending this book to friends when you want to send someone a word of encouragement if they've lost a loved one, because it has the message of salvation, the message of heaven in there.
In Luke 24, you have the story of the appearance of Jesus after His resurrection. Jesus appears to the disciples as they have gathered together. Luke 24:33: "And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them." So here are disciples of the Lord gathered together in the very room where the Last Supper was held. Luke 24:34: "The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon." They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them and the breaking of the bread. While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst. They were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. Naturally you can understand how startled they were. When God answers prayer, even though we believe God answers prayer, we're amazed. We say, "Wo ...
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