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A TRAVEL GUIDE TO HEAVEN
Dr. Stan Coffey
2 Corinthians 5:1-8
This is Memorial Day. On Memorial Day we remember; that's what memorial means, it means a remembrance. It's important for us to remember those who gave their lives and sacrificed for this country. It's important for us also on this day to remember our loved ones who have gone to heaven. We ought to remember people in this church who are in heaven today; I can think of so many who meant so much to my life. Now they're in heaven; one day we'll be there with them. Paul speaks about this wonderful place called heaven in 2 Corinthians 5. I want to call this message FOREVER YOUNG.
We're living in a society that wants to stay forever young, and so people do all kinds of things to make their bodies look younger and to be with young people. This is really an age of youth. If you look around, those who are prominent it seems in the entertainment world are the young. It's that way in every area of society. Perhaps that's as it should be. But the Bible tells us how to stay forever young without plastic surgery, without lying about our age, without dying our hair. We can stay forever young. Notice 2 Corinthians 5:1. "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:8: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."
Job asked a question years ago. Many people believe Job is the oldest book in the Bible. Job asked the question, "If a man die, shall he live again?" Job was facing death; he wanted to know the answer to that question. His question is answered by Paul when he said, "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
Today we could call some witnesses to testify to tha ...
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