Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Heaven
Pastor Touré Roberts - Watch Sermon: Heaven's Resources for Earth's Dilemmas.
Spiritual expressions vary for each of us individually. But each expression of our gifts comes from the same Spirit, the same Lord, and the same God. Be not distracted by what someone else has. You were made with specificity, and if you have the Holy Ghost, rest assured what you have is greater than you think!
Jentezen Franklin (January-24-2023) Daily Devotional: The joys of heaven (2).
“It was about fifteen hundred miles high and fifteen hundred miles wide.” Rev 21:16 CEV
The next time you feel cramped for space, read this: “The city was shaped like a cube, because it was just as high as it was wide. When the angel measured the city, it was about fifteen hundred miles high and fifteen hundred miles wide” (v. 16 CEV). That’s an area of over two million square miles—making the new Jerusalem bigger than the state of Texas. In fact, it’s almost four times larger than the state of Alaska, and over half the size of the entire United States! A city that big would be anything but crowded and uncomfortable. And here is something even more incredible: It’s fifteen hundred miles high! There will be no space limitations.
And that confirms what Jesus said about heaven: “In my Father’s house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you” (Jn 14:2). Since the same God who created the earth also designed heaven, and since Paul said heaven will be “far better” (Php 1:23 NKJV), think of the most beautiful place you have ever visited and multiply that scene by infinity. John the Revelator described it in these words: “The City shimmered like a precious gem, light-filled, pulsing light” (Rev 21:12 MSG). One night as he held his father’s hand and looked up at the stars, a little boy said to his dad, “If the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what must the right side look like?” Jesus died so that you could go to heaven. But you don’t go by chance; you go by choice. So, have you placed your trust in Christ to be your Savior? If so, see you there!
Jentezen Franklin (January-23-2023) Daily Devotional: The joys of heaven (1)
“We are citizens of heaven.” Php 3:20 NLT
The story is told of a pastor who asked his congregation, “How many of you want to go to heaven?” Everyone raised their hand except one little boy. The pastor said, “Son, don’t you want to go to heaven?” He replied, “Yes, but I thought you were getting up a batch to go right now!” Let’s be honest, we don’t think or talk much about heaven until a loved one dies and goes there, or we grow old and feel like we have fulfilled our assignment here on earth. Then we feel a tug pulling us heavenward. And we should. On average, we will spend about seventy or eighty years here, whereas we will spend eternity there.
“We shall always be with the Lord” (1Th 4:17 NKJV). Here on earth we get a mixed scorecard; sometimes we do well, other times not so well. But in heaven, we will be just like Jesus. “We are citizens of heaven…we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own” (Php 3:20-21 NLT). C. S. Lewis wrote that in heaven each of us will be a “dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine.” All the patriarchs, prophets, and preachers in the Bible longed for heaven. Zechariah describes it in these words: “They’ll become…like gemstones in a crown, catching all the colors of the sun. Then…they’ll shine!” (Zec 9:16-17 MSG). Question: If you were to die today, would you go to heaven? You can, by putting your trust in Jesus Christ.
Watch BibleProject - Heaven and Earth Q+R. Jon and Tim respond to questions about the theme of Heaven and Earth in the Bible.
Bill Johnson - Watch Message: The Sound of Heaven. What does Heaven sound like? Bill Johnson shares from Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost. A sound from Heaven, as a rushing mighty wind, drew people from all over the city and led to 3000 salvations in one day. Bill shares on the sound of Heaven that is released when believers come together in unity, yielded to the Spirit of God. It is enough to impact a city!
Watch The Bible Project - Heaven and Earth E3. How Jesus followers saw themselves as a manifestation of God's presence on earth. How to seek God's Kingdom here on earth. And what happens when I die?
Watch BibleProject - Heaven and Earth E2. In this episode we discuss why God's space and our space was torn apart, Cherubim, the prophetic hope for New Creation and how Jesus saw himself as a new temple.
Watch BibleProject - Heaven and Earth E1. How does the Bible talk about where God lives? Tim and Jon walk through the biblical themes of Heaven and Earth in a three part conversation.
Bill Johnson - Watch Sermon: Living in Heaven Now. How is it possible to live in Heaven now? In this full sermon, Bill Johnson teaches on abiding in Christ, and what effect that has in our lives in relation to eternity. Learning to abide in God’s Presence increases our awareness of our eternal purpose, and the realization that we have access to Heaven here and now. The Apostle Paul talked about being “seated in Heavenly places”, which was never supposed to simply be a theology, but an invitation to an ongoing experience. As we lean into this truth, we will increasingly live from an eternal perspective, and tune our hearts to the dreams and plans in God’s heart, becoming one with Him.