One of the questions often posed to pastors and theologians is, “What will heaven be like?” We often wonder if we will recognize our loved ones, and so many other aspects. In this message, we look at several aspects of what heaven will be like – as much as the Bible tells us, which is not very much at all! There are a few texts that we look at, including Matthew 24.36-42, Mark 9.2-8 and Revelation 21.1-4. This was a difficult message to preach, but I pray that as you listen to it, the Lord will encourage you. You can listen to the message by clicking here .
Near the end of the message, I cite the poem which is reproduced in the previous post.
If it’s helpful, appended below is the outline that people had in their bulletin:
1. Heaven will not be b___________________.
“In your presence is fullness of joy” – Psalm 16.11, NKJV
2. We will have b__________________ in heaven.
“For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies….Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man.” – 1 Corinthians 15.44b, 49, NLT
3. We cannot know e____________________ about heaven.
“However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” – Matthew 24.36, NLT
4. Anyone who claims to be able to conjure up the spirits of dead people is either a quack or a child of S___________________.
“Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 19.31, NLT
5. There is an i_______________________ state that Jesus himself called “paradise” where the faithful dead will dwell until the last judgment.
“I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23.43, NIV
6. It is possible that we may k__________ our loved ones in heaven.
7. Our f___________________ will get much bigger in heaven.
“The Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they couldn’t get to him because of the crowd. Someone told Jesus, ‘Your mother and your brothers are outside, and they want to see you.’ Jesus replied, ‘My mother and my brothers are all those who hear God’s word and obey it.’” – Luke 8.19-21, NLT
8. Deceased children of b______________________ are welcomed into heaven under the covenant.
“For the Christian wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the Christian husband brings holiness to his marriage. Otherwise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy.” – 1 Corinthians 7.14, NLT
9. In heaven, we will have a different p_____________________ on those we have loved who go to hell.
“And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News on our Lord Jesus.” – 2 Thessalonians 1.7-8, NLT