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Heaven - Why I Want to Go to Heaven

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Thesis: To prove that Heaven is surely worth it all.

Introduction:

(1)    Little boy: “I want to go to Heaven, but not now.”

(2)    Paul’s desire was to go to Heaven: “Having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better” (Phil. 1.23b).

(3)    We shall focus upon those who will be there.

Discussion:

I.                   Biblical Heroes will be there.

A.    On the Mount of Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ (Matt. 17.3).

B.     Imagine the conversations you could have with Noah, Moses, Abraham, Daniel, Job, Paul, Peter, etc.

II.                Our loved ones in Christ will be there.

A.    David, lamenting over his son’s death, stated, “But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me” (2 Sam. 12.23).

B.     Paul would often rejoice over his converts knowing that one day he would see them in Heaven (cf. Phil. 4.1; 2 Cor. 4.14).

C.     The rich man recognized Lazarus (Luke 16.19-31).

D.    We can go to our loved ones in Christ.

III.             Our Savior will be there.

A.    We can then see and personally thank him for dying for us.

B.     As a matter of fact, we will be able to sit with Him (Eph. 2.6).

IV.             Our God will be there.

A.    No man has ever been able to look upon the face of God (cf. John 1.18).

B.     But now, we will be able to look upon Him as He “Himself will be among them” (Rev. 21.3).

C.     We will be able to look upon the face that epitomizes the definition of love.

1.      “God is love” (1 John 4.8).

2.      That love will radiate and as if it were a sun lighting the whole realm of Heaven (Rev. 21.23).

3.      No wonder all who has even come into contact with a glimpse has fallen to their knees in adoration (e.g., Rev. 7.11 – angels fell on their faces and worshipped).

Conclusion:

(1)    We can go to this place because of God’s amazing grace.

(2)    One unknown author wrote:

I’ve purchased a town lot in Heaven

On the city not built with hand

I’m sending material daily

To build in that happy land

I’d like a mansion on Main Street

Where streets are all paved with gold

With a clear view of the pearly gates

Where Christ takes care of the soul

I want to send good material

That will stand the test of time

So I’ll not be disappointed

When I reach that home sublime

Prayer is for the foundation

Faith and love for the walls

Good deeds for the reinforcement

That will stand when the Savior calls

I would like you for my neighbor

In that city so divine

Maybe just across the street

Or your home close to mine

Up there we will know no sorrow

Tears will never dim the eyes

There we will rest in peace forever

In that happy home on high

So my friends, start to building

Your home beyond the sky

Where we can all be together

In the sweet by and by

(3)    Let us walk hand-in-hand together to Heaven.

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