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When You Think No One Cares

When You Think No One Cares

“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10 Have you ever lost something of value you ultimately found? I mean things like a wedding ring, a watch, purse, or wallet. Okay. Include the TV remote if you must. And when you found the missing object, you experienced relief. If it were truly valuable, then you likely responded with joy. Our focus verse begins with “In the same way…” which means it belongs to what came before it, the context. Let’s look at it. “Or […]

Most Likely to Go to Heaven

Most Likely to Go to Heaven

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:25-26 High school graduating classes vote to honor their outstanding classmates with titles like: Most Likely to Succeed, Best Athlete, Most Talented, etc. I don’t know when the custom began, but if it had been practiced in Jesus’ day, there would have been a candidate for Most Likely to Go to Heaven. You can read about him in Matthew 19:16-26. This rich young man faithfully kept God’s […]

Great is Your Reward in Heaven

Great is Your Reward in Heaven

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12 For the Christian, all roads lead to heaven. No telling what you’ll have to go through to get there, but one day you’ll be admitted to that place Jesus promised to prepare for you. And it’s because of that, whatever you’re required to endure, you can “rejoice and be glad.” I must […]

Heaven is a Choice and Not Mandatory

Heaven is a Choice and Not Mandatory

But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. Revelation 21:8 Do you recall the old TV game show, Let’s Make a Deal? Contestants had to choose to open one of three doors. Usually, behind one of them was a “zonk,” worth little to nothing. But behind one of the doors was a valuable prize. Winning involved making the right choice. Life is definitely not a game show, but we are presented with […]

Will We Know Our Loved Ones in Heaven

Will We Know Our Loved Ones in Heaven

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Lately, I’ve seen more interest in pets in heaven than people in heaven. Maybe I’ve been hanging with the wrong crowd or watching the wrong TV shows. Now that I’ve brought it up, I might as well address the […]

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