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Series: Signs of the Times. September 4, 2011 Today’s Message: “Questions about Heaven” 2 Corinthians 5:1-10. Twelve More Questions. 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like? Free from the curse of sin - 1 Corinthians 15:56 Redeemed and healthy Without disease or pain

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Series: Signs of the Times

September 4, 2011

Today’s Message: “Questions about Heaven”

2 Corinthians 5:1-10

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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • Free from the curse of sin- 1 Corinthians 15:56
    • Redeemed and healthy
    • Without disease or pain
    • They will be indestructible
    • Natural beauty
      • No cosmetics needed
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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • We will be totally satisfied and pleased with our new bodies
      • In this tent we groan
        • 2 Cor. 5:2,4
      • We long for our eternal bodies
        • 2 Cor. 5:1
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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • Our earthly body is called a tent
      • 2 Cor. 5:1
    • This is very temporary
    • When our temporary body is discarded, God will transform our tent into a glorious body just like Jesus’ body after His resurrection
      • Philippians 3:21; 1 John 3:2
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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • We don’t have to do anything to try to improve our health or appearance
      • Revelation 21:4
      • No heart disease
      • No asthma
      • No cancer
      • No arthritis
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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • No soreness or stiffness
    • No insecurities
    • No comparing
    • No aging
    • Our senses will be perfect
      • Touch- hugs
      • Taste- all food delicious
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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • Smell- vegetation, food
    • Sight- clear vision
    • Sounds- no tenitis
    • Our endurance will be everlasting
      • Not grow weary
      • Isaiah 40:31
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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • Natural radiance
      • Transfiguration of Jesus
        • Luke 9:29, Jesus
        • Luke 9:31- Moses, Elijah
    • No more handicaps
      • Joni Eareckson Tada
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Twelve More Questions

  • 1. What will our heavenly bodies be like?
    • We will be strong, energetic
      • Not at all slothful or lazy
      • Young and vigorous
        • Also wise and understanding
    • God has prepared us for the purpose of an eternal and wonderful life
      • 2 Cor. 5:5; John 3:16
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Twelve More Questions

  • 2. Will there be a reunion with people we know and love?
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:19,20
    • Paul looked forward longingly to forever be with Jesus and His people
      • 1 Thessalonians 3:6,9,10
      • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
    • Amy Carmichael-
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  • 3. Will we recognize each other?
    • Jesus after His resurrection was recognized:
      • Thomas, John 20:24-29
      • 500 believers- 1 Cor. 15:6
    • Others:
      • Mary Magdalene- John 20:15,16
      • Road to Emmaus
        • Luke 24:31
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Twelve More Questions

  • 4. Will there be many languages?
    • Rev. 7:10- different language groups called out in a loud voice- singular for shared language
    • The curse of the Tower of Babel will be reversed- Genesis 11
      • No frustration in communication
      • All hostility and suspicion forever eliminated
      • Praising God in one accord
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Twelve More Questions

  • 5. What future is god planning for animals?
    • Will they have immortality?
    • November 30, 1781- John Wesley
      • Preaches about animals in heaven
    • Might some animals talk?
      • Garden of Eden
      • Balaam\'s donkey
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Twelve More Questions

  • 6. Will there be music in heaven?
    • Singing- Psalm 104:33
    • Trumpets, harps- Revelation 8:7-13, 15:2
      • Other instruments- Psalm 150
    • In temple, 288 musicians
    • A new song- Revelation 14:23
    • Everyone will enjoy music in heaven
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  • 7. Will there be dancing in heaven?
    • Celebrations were characterized by dancing
      • Exodus 15:20,21
      • David- 2 Samuel 6:16
      • Psalmist- Psalm 30:11
      • Jeremiah 31:12-14
      • Prodigal son- Luke 15:25
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Twelve More Questions

  • 7. Will there be dancing in heaven?
    • Satan didn’t create dancing, God did
    • Satan perverts what is good
      • He tries to spoil our blessings and joy
    • No immoral dancing in heaven
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  • 8. Will we tell stories?
    • Biblical
    • Note- John 20:30,31; 21:25
    • Stories of God’s mighty heroes
      • John Newton
      • Martin Luther
      • Jim Elliot
      • Eric Liddell
      • William Wilberforce
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Twelve More Questions

  • 9. Will we laugh in heaven?
    • Who said- “If we’re not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there!”- It was M.C.
    • Sounds of laughter life our souls
      • Proverbs- good medicine
    • Those who weep now will laugh
      • Luke 6:21,23
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Twelve More Questions

  • 9. Will we laugh in heaven?
    • “Weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
    • No mocking
    • No disrespect
    • No raunchy humor
    • Those in hell will never laugh again for eternity
      • Luke 6:25
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Twelve More Questions

  • 10. Will there be games and sports in heaven?
    • We will have a child-like spirit- playful- Mark 10:14-15
    • If there are competitive sports in heaven, it will be totally friendly and uplifting
    • Eric Liddell- “He made me fast and when I run I feel God’s pleasure.” (Olympics, missionary to China)
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Twelve More Questions

  • 11. Will anything about heaven disappoint us?
    • The answer is a resounding No!
    • Everyone will be optimistic
    • Everyone will be encouraging
    • Everyone will be honest
    • Everyone will be grateful
    • Everyone will be thoughtful
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Twelve More Questions

  • 11. Will anything about heaven disappoint us?
    • (No one crabby or cranky or hostile or critical or angry)- no squabbling
    • No sin
    • No rebellion
    • No suffering of any kind
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Twelve More Questions

  • 12. What should our response be in light or our future?
    • Walk in wisdom
      • Ephesians 5:15-17
    • Walk in purity
      • 1 John 3:3
    • Walk in kindness
      • Ephesians 4:32
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  • 12. What should our response be in light or our future?
    • Walk in humility
      • James 4:6
      • 1 Peter 5:6
    • Walk in gratitude
      • 1 Thessalonians 5:18
    • Walk in generosity
      • 2 Corinthians 9:7
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  • 12. What should our response be in light or our future?
    • Walk as a servant
      • Galatians 5:13
    • Walk in peace
      • Philippians 4:7
    • Walk in freedom- John 8:32
    • Walk in love
      • Ephesians 5:2
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