People usually think of “Heaven” as the place Christians go when they die. A better definition explains that Heaven is God’s central dwelling place, the location of his throne from which he rules the universe. Many don’t realize that the present pre-resurrection Heaven and future post-resurrection Heaven are located in different places. The exact location of the present...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Psalm 16:11-11, Philippians 1:23-23, John 4:24-24, Hebrews 12:14 - 1:14, Luke 16:4-4, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, 2 Corinthians 5:10-10, Matthew 12:36-36, Revelation 22:1-1, 2 Peter 3:13-13
Given the substantial evidence of Scripture to the contrary, the burden of proof is on those who argue people in heaven are unconcerned with and unaware of what is happening on earth. Does Scripture really teach this? Where? Or is the belief that those in heaven are unaware of what happens on earth merely an assumption, one that over decades or centuries has been elevated by...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Revelation 14:10-10, Luke 16:23-26, Matthew 23:37-39, Revelation 21:1-4, Jeremiah 31:34-34
Is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus? First, would it even be possible for someone in Heaven to know what's happening on earth, and be able to hear us say anything? Many assume the answer is no. But in Matthew 17, Moses and Elijah clearly already knew the events going on when they appeared with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration. In Luke 15...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 15:7-7, Revelation 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 2:5-5, Deuteronomy 8:9-14
Why does Jesus call Pergamum's church the place where Satan's throne is? Revelation 3:12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. 13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is . Pergamum was a city that prided itself on several temples dedicated to the Roman Imperial cult. In...
Author: Eli Lyzorkin-Eyzenberg
Scripture: Revelation 3:12-13
Jesus’ words to the church in Thyatira include some commendation for their actions, but lengthy correction of their doctrine. They were sinfully more tolerant than God—which is still a temptation for us today. What should Christian tolerance look like in culture, community, and the church? Christianity begins with tolerance and moves to repentance and change. If we repent of...
Speaker: Mark Driscoll
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 9:27 that "man is destined to die once and after that the judgment." We will all stand before the Lord. The the unbeliever, it will be a long, draining reminder of a life filled with poor choices, but for the Christian, Christ will plead your case on your behalf. When John got a glimpse of heaven in Revelation 4, he saw that God was on His throne...
Speaker: Dave Stone
Scripture: Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 4, Revelation 21:7-8
Topic: End Times
Revelation 21 and 22 give us a glorious picture of how God will bring renewal to all things. Pastor Tim Chaddick preaches on the incredible comfort this truth brings and how we can live in our city in anticipation of God's heavenly rewards. Preached at Reality L.A. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Revelation 21 - 22, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, Ephesians 4:21-24
God wants more for you than you want for you. The more like Jesus we become, the more we want to give. God doesn't want your money, He wants your heart. He knows that the number one competitor for our affections is money. https://newspring.cc/sermons/the-church-just-wants-your-money/whos-1 Sermon begins @ 26 minutes. Preached at NewSpring Church. Used by permission....
Speaker: Perry Noble
Scripture: Luke 14:15-24, Revelation 19:7-9, Deuteronomy 20:5-7
The key to endurance and follow through in the Christian life is worship. When we worship before God's throne, we interact with the heart, intentions and personality of God. Worship transcends our circumstances and helps us through tough times.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Acts 17:24-30, Acts 19:27-29, Revelation 13:3-4, 1 Chronicles 16:28-29, Psalm 100:1-4
JesusNext is a series on the book of Revelation. John's apocalyptic vision is not too mysterious to understand. Jesus is now glorious King instead of humble Savior.
Scripture: Revelation 1 - 22