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September 4, 2011 Today’s Message: “Questions about Heaven” 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 PowerPoint Presentation
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September 4, 2011 Today’s Message: “Questions about Heaven” 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

September 4, 2011 Today’s Message: “Questions about Heaven” 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

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  1. Series: Signs of the Times September 4, 2011 Today’s Message: “Questions about Heaven” 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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-

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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