by Stan Coffey

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Memorial Service for a Godly Mother
Series: Memorial Service
Stan Coffey
John 14:1-7

Jesus said I go to prepare a place for you. And today we think about that wonderful place that Jesus has prepared for all of us who put our faith and trust in Him. That place that is called in the Bible many things. Abraham looked for a city whose builder and maker is God. It is called a country. It is called a city. Paul spoke of that place when he said, ''it is a far better place. And it is far better for me to depart and be with Christ, nevertheless it is expedient that I stay with you.'' The beautiful place called heaven. Not a state of mind, not an imaginary existence, not a disembodied spirit, but a real, tangible place prepared by Jesus Christ Himself.


What kind of place is heaven? Well I want to suggest some things today about the place to which my mother has gone. The place where she is even now as we sit here in this worship center with our memories of her. I want to say first of all that heaven is a holy place. In Revelation 21:27 the Bible says, ''And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.'' The Scripture says that there will enter in to that place nothing that defiles or that which worketh abomination but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

I am so grateful that God says of heaven nothing will defile that place. And that is because there is no sin allowed to enter in heaven. The Garden of Eden was a kind of heaven until sin entered in, until Adam and Eve allowed Satan to tempt them. And they yielded to the temptation. I mean the Garden of Eden was a paradise. Any of us would have wanted to live there. They tended the Garden of Eden but not with the sweat of their brow. It was a beautiful, wonderful, happy place. And heaven is going to be a holy place without sin.

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