Repent Or Perish

Luke 13:1 There were present at that season some who told Him about the
Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Luke 13:2 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these
Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered
such things?
Luke 13:3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Luke 13:4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them,
do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
Luke 13:5 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

Repent Or Perish

No Place Like Our Heavenly Home

No Place Like Our Heavenly Home

Ecclesiastes 12:5 … For man goes to his eternal home,

Ephesians 3:15 From whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
John 14:2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a place for you
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive
you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

John 14:2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a place for you

The word “place” literally means “to be at home.”

J.C. Ryle said, ” I pity the man who never thinks about heaven. ”

A young African seminary student wrote these words:
“I have been in the United States for several months now. I have seen the
great wealth that is here — the fine homes and cars and clothes. I have listened
to many sermons in churches here, too. But I have yet to hear one sermon
about heaven. Because everyone has so much in this country, no one preaches
about heaven. People here do not seem to need it. In my country most people
have very little, so we preach on heaven all the time. We know how much
we need it.”

Colossians 3:2 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

Ephesians 3:15 From whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

Someone has said, “We should all be concerned about the future because we
will spend the rest of our lives there.”

I. Will we know one another in our heavenly home?

Matthew 8:11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit
down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 17:4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to
be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for
Moses, and one for Elijah.”

We won’t really know each other until we get to heaven.

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of
the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the
Spirit of God.

I Corinthians 13:12 … Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

II. What will we do in our heavenly home?

Mark Twain said, “A harp, a hymn book and wings? Good god, what a swindle.
I’m led to consider a different path. ”

According to a Time magazine poll, 43% of Americans believe that we will play
harps in heaven, and 36% think we will have halos in heaven

Psalm 90:10 The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength
they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off,
and we fly away.

1 Corinthians 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more,
things that pertain to this life?

Here lies a poor woman who always was tired.
For she lived in a place where help wasn’t hired.
Her last words on earth were, “Dear Friends, I am going
Where washing ain’t done, nor sweeping, nor sewing;
And everything there is exact to my wishes,
For where they don’t eat, there’s no washing of dishes,
Don’t weep for me now, don’t weep for me ever;
For I’m going to do nothing forever and ever.

Revelation 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write:
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ “Yes” says the Spirit,
“that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from
his works as God did from His.

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the
dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed
us from our sins in His own blood,
Revelation 1:6 And has made us kings and priests to His God and Father,
to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called
you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Revelation 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which
no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing
before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm
branches in their hands,
Revelation 7:10 And crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs
to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Revelation 7:11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the
four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

When we’ve been there ten thousand years bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days, to sing God’s praise, than when we first begun.

Christian author John Eldredge in his book, The Journey of Desire writes,
” Nearly every Christian I have spoken with has some idea that eternity is an
unending church service … We have settled on an image of the never-ending
sing-along in the sky, one great hymn after another, forever and ever, amen.
And our heart sinks. Forever and ever? That’s it? That’s the good news?
And then we sigh and feel guilty that we are not more spiritual.”

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You,

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed
what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him,
for we shall see Him as He is.

‘Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought,
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I’ll praise Thee as I ought’.

A.W. Tozer said,” Eternity will not be long enough to learn all He is , or to praise
Him for all He has done.”

Those in heaven know better than we do what we are saved from and what we
are saved to

1 John 3:2 … we shall be like Him,

Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed
to the image of His Son …

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today “you will be
with Me” in Paradise.”

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from
the body, “and to be present with the Lord.”

Philippians 1:23 For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to
depart and “be with Christ, which is far better.”

1 Thessalonians 4:17 … And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive
you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

This world is not my home I’m just a passing through
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue
The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door
And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore

John 14:3 …That where I am, there you may be also.



No Place Like Our Church Home (part two)

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed
with pure water.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering;
(for he is faithful that promised;)
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to
good works:
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the
manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye
see the day approaching

No Place Like Our Church Home (part two)

The Getting of Wisdom

Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?
Proverbs 8:2 She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, Beside the way,
where the paths meet.
Proverbs 8:3 She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entrance
of the doors:
Proverbs 8:4 “To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.
Proverbs 8:5 O you simple ones, understand prudence, And you fools, be of
an understanding heart.
Proverbs 8:6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of
my lips will come right things;
Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to
my lips.
Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; Nothing crooked
or perverse is in them.
Proverbs 8:9 They are all plain to him who understands, And right to those who
find knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather
than choice gold;
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may
desire cannot be compared with her.

The Getting Of Wisdom



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