Our Final Destination: The Gateway to Glory
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
May 28, 2000
Now with our Bibles opened to Hebrews chapter 9 ... we're picking up where we left off last Sunday morning thinking about OUR FINAL DESTINATION.
Is it really possible to know what happens one minute after we die? Can we know what to expect on the other side? Can we know today where we will be tomorrow?
When you arrive at YOUR final destination .. do you know where you will be? Have you made your travel plans for your final destination?
Now when you talk to people about dying .. you get all kinds of answers .. especially from children. Here's what 7 year old Alan said, "God doesn't tell you when you are going to die because He wants it to be a big surprise."
9 year old Stephanie said, "Doctors help you so you won't die until you pay all their bills." 10 year old Kevin said, "I'm not afraid to die because I'm a Boy Scout." 9 year old Marsha said, "When you die, you don't have to do homework in heaven unless your teacher is there too."
It's like that little girl whose Mother overheard her praying one night before going to sleep: "Now I lay me down to rest. I pray I pass tomorrow's test. If I should die before I wake, That's one less test I'll have to take."
Listen folks .. you can know what will happen one minute after you die. And not only that ... you can know the location of your final destination and if you by chance haven't made your travel plans for paradise .. you can do that this morning before this service is over!
Now let's begin this morning in Hebrews chapter 9 as we think together about .
Do you know what this verse tells us this morning? Well .. to begin with .. it tells us about:
(1) THE DATE WITH DEATH.
"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment." And when the date arrives .. the Bible says that you will give an account to God! Romans 14.12, "So then each of us shall give a ...
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