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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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-


Twelve More Questions

  • 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


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


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


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


Twelve More Questions

  • 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


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


Twelve More Questions

  • 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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


Twelve More Questions

  • 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


Twelve More Questions

  • 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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