'Heaven' Tagged Posts

'Heaven' Tagged Posts

Canttakeitwithyou_BCOC

The Insanity of Vanity

As we travel through life, we acquire things. It starts early in childhood with baskets and cabinets filled with toys throughout the house. Then, in our teenage years, the focus shifts to clothing and other items to feed our interests and hobbies. In young adulthood, our attention turns to cars and houses. As we age further, it is a never-ending cycle of upgrading everything we acquired previously. We get more expensive cars, more expensive homes, more expensive clothes, and more…
Beelieve it or Not

Bee-lieve It Or Not…

The time has come. Our dreaded nemesis has arrived once again and has surrounded every crevice of our lives. Heads are aching, noses are congesting, eyes are watering, throats are itching, and allergies are raging. The enemy yellow residue refuses to subside and cruelly taunts car owners everywhere. Pollen has officially invaded, and regardless of the amount of rainfall, it will not be denied. Every year we have a couple of months of misery where pollen calls the shots. For…

ARE YOU GOING TO THE REUNION?

Life is filled with reunions. I don’t know if you noticed it or not, but they are a part of our lives constantly. So many times, it seems like just when we have finished the last reunion, here comes the next one. It could be an invitation to the reunion of your high school class (A.K.A… an invitation to lose fifty pounds just to see a bunch of people you didn’t really like back then). Or maybe it is an…
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Downhill Stretch or Downhill Spiral???

At the beginning of the year, the elders and ministry staff set forth this year’s theme for our congregation, “2020 Vision: Focusing on what Really Matters.” The intended goal was for us to honestly examine ourselves, to cut out all the extraneous parts of our lives, and by doing so… end the year with perfect spiritual vision. The theme verse to encompass our goals was 2 Corinthians 4:18, “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but…
judgement

Four Truths About The Day Of Judgment

Jesus spent a lot of time talking about a final judgment. Through His parables, Jesus indicated the next life will be inaugurated by a universal judgment. In the parables of the Wheat and Weeds (Matthew 13:24-30), the Good Fish and Bad Fish (Matthew 13:47-50), the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), and the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46), Jesus presented a judgment scene in which a separation between two groups occurred, resulting in one being saved and the other…

WHAT IS THE KINGDOM?

The “kingdom of God” is an important topic in the New Testament. In fact, this specific phrase appears at least 69 times in the New Testament. Despite the prevalence of this phrase in Scripture, many people are still uncertain as to what it is referring. Therefore, this article will seek to clarify what the kingdom is by highlighting four big takeaways from Scripture on the subject. First, the Bible indicates that the “kingdom of God” is a reference to His…

TRAINING FOR HEAVEN

Today, Friday, February 9, 2018 the 23rd modern Olympic Winter Games began in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ninety-two nations sent their best athletes to compete for medals in events such as figure skating, alpine skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, curling, and ice hockey.  As you may already know, the modern Olympic Games began in 1896 but are based on the ancient Olympic games, which were conducted every four years from 776 B.C. to A.D. 393 in Olympia, Greece. While the Olympic Games are the basis…