I Know Heaven Is a Real Place
Dr. Fred Lowery
Job 14:1; Job 19:25a, 27; John 14:19b; Revelations 1:18; Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:6; Matthew 7:13; John 1:14; John 1:12; Luke 19:10; John 10:10; John 14:1-6; Colossians 3:2; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 John 3:2; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 12:4; 1 Corinthians 13:12; John 14:6; Revelations 22:17; John 3:3; John 3:5; Proverbs 14:12; John 14:5; John 14:6
March 2, 2008
I appreciate Brooks and Dunn for opening up for me this morning. I love country music and it's all about heaven. You know country music is full of stuff about heaven. In fact I like country music to play it in reverse because you get your wife back, your pick-up truck back, your dog back; it's just the whole deal you know. But what they couldn't do in that song, I can do for you. I can give you the chapter and the verse that's in red and let you know what the only book that matters has to say about life after death. And we need to know. I know that heaven is a real place and real people spend a real eternity in a place God has prepared for those who come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. And that's so important for us to know because last time I checked the mortality rate is 100% and unless the rapture comes all of us in this room will die. And most of us have already faced the death of a loved one. And I think it's safe to say that no question has ever plagued the minds and the hearts of people on this earth especially believers as the question asked by Job. In every family where there is an empty chair and grieving hearts the question that echoes in their mind is that question in the Old Testament asked by Job. If a man dies will he live again? Job prefaced that with these words. Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. You can identify with that some of you. He springs up like a flower and withers away like a fleeting shadow. He does not endure. Job is saying life is ju ...
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