I have read thousands upon thousands of pages concerning the "how to's" of getting to heaven. Some of the books I have read have been inspiring and enlightening while others left a taste in my mouth that shouted out, "Dude this is way past the expiration date!"
While so much has been written about "How To Get To Heaven" there is scant little about what will it be like when we get there. I have always been the kind of guy that like to know the details about a destination. In fact, the details about a destination fire me and keep me moving during the days, weeks or months leading up to the adventure!
Recently, I was in Paris, London, Edinburgh, York and even Amsterdam with my family. While I didn't know everything about those cities, I would find myself pouring over web sites, travel books, and pictures of the beauty that each of those places held. It cranked up my anticipation, and created a longing in my heart, and it caused me to plan and utilize my time now in such a way that I could maximize and even afford the things that I wanted to do in each of the destinations.
As I think about the topic of heaven, I can honestly say that I have never heard a message on what it will be like…I know, I know, you're thinking that is because no one has been there and come back here to tell us about it other than some suspect Near Death Experiences, but even they don't completely fill us in.
So, for the past three weeks I have been teaching on "Second Life"…what happens when we die. We have dug through alot of stuff from heaven and hell to the creation of a new heaven and a new earth. This week I will be answering as many point blank questions as possible.
I have hundreds of questions in hand, and have been quantifying them into "most asked" categories, and I will start with the most asked questions first.
Here are a sampling of some of the questions I have been asked:
* If I have been married more than once on earth, who will I be married to in heaven, and how will all the relationships work together?"
* Will I recognize my relatives when I get there?
* Will there be sex in heaven?
* Do you still have a chance to believe and be saved after you die?
* Will I get hungry in heaven?
* Will my pets be in heaven?
* What will I be doing for eternity?
These are some great questions. Invite a friend and join me at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance this Sunday. There are two time options for you: 9:00 am and 11:00 a.m.
You can listen to the last three talks on Second Life by going to http://www.svaonline.org/content/view/125/153/
Your life today will dramatically change as you begin to get some clarity around what will happen after you die. Not only will it motivate you, but it will change the way you look at everything from relationships to material things. From the way you spend your time, to how you invest your life in things that matter both here and in eternity.
I would love to help crank up your anticipation, and create a longing in your heart that causes you to utilize your time now in such a way that I could
maximizes an eternity that is beyond your belief!
Here's a great clip we played last Sunday about the transition from this life to the next, and the difference that knowing God makes!
See you and your friend on Sunday!