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
Naivete or Christian love? What is the balance? The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 12:6). This is a sobering scripture, but aligns with many others. In the midst of men who spoke wickedly about him and who wanted to put him to death, Paul prayed that the love of the Philippians would "abound more and more...
Author: Chet Weld
Heaven, according to Scripture, will be a place of continual discovery, meaningful work, perfect rest, loving relationships, unequalled pleasures and awesome worship.
Speaker: Dave Stone
Scripture: Revelation 21:7, Revelation 21:22, Revelation 21:34, Hebrews 4:10, Hebrews 6:10
Jesus related an intriguing tale about a rich man and a pauper and their eternal destinations. This story from the lips of Jesus gives us a riveting glimpse of the afterlife and the reality of heaven and hell.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 16:19-31, Mark 9:47-48, Revelation 20:10, Revelation 20:12, 2 Peter 2:4
The tighter we hold onto life, the harder it will be to let go. The believer sees death as a graduation, not the end!
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21, Genesis 3:11-24, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23, Colossians 3:1
Topic: Death and Dying
The story of Lazarus and the rich man teaches us that temporal rewards are far different than eternal rewards. Lazarus finds comfort and rest in the afterlife while the rich man is tormented in hell.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Luke 16:19-31
The greedy man wasted God's gifts and lost his soul. Investing in eternal things brings great blessings and heavenly rewards.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Luke 12:13-21
Topic: The Life of Christ, Parables
Jesus' parable of Lazarus and Dives is a glimpse into the afterlife. We learn from Jesus that hell is real and that we can be certain of our eternal destination. Hell is a place of eternal fire, isolation and torment. Faith in Jesus determines our destiny.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 16
How could younger people be more spiritual than their elders? The next generation sees God and the world more clearly than we do. Electronic Arts and Hollywood know their core beliefs. We should too. Take a look at the books, movies and video games that captivate them. Divergent series, Maze Runner, Ender's Game, Hunger Games populate teen fiction/movies. Marvel...
Author: Julie Barrier
Scripture: John 3:1-18
The dawn of the twenty-first century finds our world facing multiple crises. Headlines everywhere proclaim, “AIDS Crisis Mounts”; “Teenage Pregnancy Hits Crisis Level”; “Marriages and Families in Crisis.” Like a forest fire whipped by fierce winds, the crises in our culture seem to get worse by the hour, and more lives are consumed by the flames. The hurt is real. The pain...