by Moisés Pinedo SPANISH/ESPAÑOL
A. Although we usually reflect of the home over there when a loved one has passed away, Christians would do good to think more often about the heavenly place.
B. Peter said that our hope is reserved in heaven (1 Peter 1:3-5).
C. Heaven will be more beautiful than anything we have ever imagined, any place we have ever been or seen, and anything we have ever enjoyed.
What is Heaven?
A. Heaven is “the city of the stars.”
1. God compared Abraham’s descendants with the stars of the sky (Genesis 15:5). Yet, in a spiritual sense, Christians are the true sons of Abraham (Galatians 3:6-7,29; cf. Matthew 5:16).
2. Although you may not see your favorite Hollywood star in heaven, you will meet the real stars of the holy city (Hebrews 11).
3. In heaven, we will see the Greatest Star of all (Revelation 21:23).
B. Heaven is “where your dreams come true.”
1. In contrast to the superficial dreams of this world, in heaven your real dreams will come true.
2. In heaven, wheelchairs are not allowed; there is not handicap parking; walkers, canes, and crutches will be confiscated; syndromes, diseases, and suffering will be left behind (Revelation 21:4).
3. What are some of your real dreams in life?
C. Heaven is a “place of no-separation.”
1. Separation is one of the most terrible things known to man. It is safe to say that every one of us has experienced a kind of separation.
2. Some separations seem to be almost impossible to bear (John 11).
3. In an original sense, separation is the result of sin (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:23-24).
a. Since separation is the result of sin and generates grief, God is not going to permit separation in His beautiful, splendorous, and rejoicing heaven.
b. In heaven, everything that was lost in the Garden of Eden will be restored, and more.
c. The greatest thing in the Garden of Eden was not the variety of fruits, the beautiful brooks, or the friendship with animals; it was that God came early to meet man to have a “walk with him in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). In heaven, we will be with God forever.
4. Still, there will be a final separation in Judgment Day (Matthew 25). But heaven itself will be a place of unity.
D. Heaven is a place “prepared for prepared people.”
1. Jesus told His disciples that He would go to prepare a place for them (John 14:1-3).
2. Heaven is a place prepared for all, but not all will go to heaven (Matthew 7:13-14).
3. Non-Christians prepare for heaven by being born again (John 3:1-5; Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:27; 2 Corinthians 5:17).
4. Christians prepare for heaven by being “diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless” (2 Peter 3:13-14).
A. Have you ever been outside at night and saw the stars and wanted to reach for them? You can do it. More than that, you can be a “star” and go to heaven!
B. Do you have a dream that you desire to achieve? Everything is possible in heaven!
C. Do you feel lonely, abandoned, or separated? Many friends and loved ones are waiting for you in heaven!
D. Are you prepared for a prepared place called heaven? Today is the day to be prepared (2 Corinthians 6:2)!