A Prepared Place for a Prepared People
INTRODUCTION: As we read our Bibles, we find that heaven is described as a place of rest and peace. It is a place void of suffering and death. It is a place of unparalleled beauty. It is a place where we will be forever reunited with our loved ones. And thank God, heaven is a place where we will dwell with the Lord Jesus throughout eternity. If we could possibly imagine for a moment what heaven is really like; we would not trade five minutes in heaven for all of life on earth.
QUOTE: Charles Haddon Spurgeon said, "Oh, when we meet in heaven, we shall see how little we knew about it on earth."
I have two things this evening:
I. HEAVEN IS A PREPARED PLACE FOR A PREPARED PEOPLE
Please turn to John 14:1-6
A. Heaven is a Prepared Place
1. Jesus said, "I have gone to prepare a place for you." We read in Matthew 25:34, "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."
a. Since Jesus is the One who created the Universe, He has no problem in preparing a place for His saints. The Apostle Paul wrote in Col. 1:16, "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him."
ILLUS: In the heart of West Virginia is located Berkley Castle. Berkley Castle is the only English Norman Castle in America and is a National and West Virginia registered historical landmark. It is one of the most interesting and unusual properties in the East. It contains 20 rooms including a 45'x26' great room with fireplaces and 16' ceilings. The dining room and second floor library are paneled in carved Georgina pine. There are eight bedrooms, six full baths, three half baths and a fine apartment with its own kitchen, bath, bedroom and ...
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