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Heaven is Worth the Wait

As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11 I’m not what you would call a horticulturalist. If not for my wife’s love of plants and flowers, I would never have learned to enjoy the beauty of nature. I’ve even learned to identify certain varieties of flowers and have a few favorites. One of the most amazing perennials is the peony. But it’s not the best choice for the impatient gardener. It takes two […]

You Can’t Fake Your Way Into Heaven

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9 Have you ever met a loving, caring, and morally decent person who later turned out to be a fraud? In our focus text, the Apostle Paul calls attention to three important aspects of Christian behavior, the first of which has to do with how we are to love. “Love must be sincere.” Don’t just go through the motions. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. For you and me, love must be genuine. There’s an old expression that’s often used in business. “Fake it ‘til you […]

The Way to Heaven

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4 When I was young, I didn’t like the Bible for two reasons: It was hard to understand, […]

Heaven is Just a Few More Steps Away

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 Life is like walking on a long and winding road with many unexpected obstacles and surprises along the way. The longer you walk the greater the experiences from which you fill your basket full of memories. Sometimes you stumble and other times you fall flat on your face, but you know you must keep moving forward toward your ultimate destination. There are times of testing and trials and […]

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