Heaven Part III - Heavenly Treasures
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
Based on this verse, Jesus is telling us to treasure things that are heavenly, not things that are earthly.
Treasure = If I had this one thing, it would be all worth it — I would be worth it.
—> What is that one thing for you?
—> What do you treasure?
Two indicators of what you treasure:
1:41 pm • 5 September 2012
What Is Heaven Like?
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray that Heaven come to earth. In order to understand what this might look like—what are we actually praying?—we need to understand what Heaven is like. Last week we took a detailed look at what the Bible tells us about Heaven, and now we ask, What is Heaven like?
11:12 am • 28 August 2012 • 1 note
What Is Heaven?
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:19-20)
After looking last week at Jeremiah 29:11 and emphasizing the word “hope,” we now ask, What is that hope? What hope was Paul in chains for (Acts 26:6-8)?
Surprisingly, Paul never mentions Heaven in his description of the afterlife. He does, however, use the word “resurrection.” Paul’s hope was that he would one day experience a physical resurrection, much like Jesus did (he wasn’t a ghost—he ate a fish!).
What then is Heaven? How does the Bible explain Heaven?
10:13 am • 9 August 2012