by Fred Lowery

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Where Do We Go When We Die (2 of 5)
Series: Heaven is a Real Place
Dr. Fred Lowery
2 Corinthians 12:4; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 4:8; 2 Corinthians 4:10; Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21; Philippians 1:23; John 11:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Job 19:25; Isaiah 65:17; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1; Isaiah 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; 2 Peter 3:7-13
November 5, 2006

Where do we go when we die? I think the most misunderstood fact about heaven is that when believers die, we do not go to heaven, our eternal home, where we will spend forever. Now that I have your attention, I want you to listen to the truth of God's word and listen to what he promises to us. Kelly Lawson, my friend, hooked me up to go up with the skydivers at the last air show. We have several skydivers in our church and Kelly is one that I would jump with. So, we went through the meeting there, the briefing with the air boss and he said, "Don't do nothing stupid." So I didn't. Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane. But I want you to think about two skydivers. Both have jumped out of the airplane. It's amazing to me, I thought I could watch what they were doing and it always happens so quickly. I mean they just go just like that and they go out that way so fast, you don't even see where they went so they get away from the airplane quickly. So, they cleared the airplane and they are not entangled in any cords or safety wires or anything. They are moving at the same speed. I guess it would seem that they are as free as the birds, but there is one crucial difference: one of them has a parachute and the other doesn't. Now, does this change the sense of freedom and enjoyment? It certainly does for one of them. You see, both are free to fall with gravity, but only one is free not to fall. The guy without the parachute can go into denial and he can deny that he doesn't have a parachute. He can try to ...

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