Thursday, April 19, 2012

This Week @ Twin Cities Church - Exploring Heaven

Hey everyone, “Heaven sounds awesome! I can’t wait to go!” That was one of the comments someone wrote on Sunday after the first message in our Heaven series. As much as I agree, I wonder if that’s really how we feel. It’s like the pastor who asked the church, “Who wants to go to Heaven?” Everyone raised their hands except a 10-year-old boy. After the service the pastor asked him, “Son, don’t you want to go to Heaven?” The boy said, “Yes, but I thought you were asking if we wanted to go today!”

I believe that many of us are just like this boy. How do I know? Well, because I am. On Sunday, I asked you to keep in mind how the reality of Heaven changes us. It changes our perspective on possessions, people and pain. Ask yourself, “How much time and energy do I give to attaining and maintaining stuff that I can’t take to Heaven?” Ask, “How much time and energy do I give investing in the people I can take to Heaven?” Ask, “How do I react to the pain of this world?” Your answers to those questions show the direction of your heart – toward Heaven or Earth.

Our theme verse for last Sunday was from Colossians 3, “Think about the things of Heaven, not the things of Earth.” What a challenge. Can we do that? It will take discipline, but it will also require knowing more about Heaven.

I hope you will come Sunday – if you missed make sure to watch or listen online to last week so you’re caught up—as we continue our series, “Unseen: Exploring The Realities of Heaven.” We will focus on the question, “What will I do in Heaven? Will Heaven be boring?”

Looking forward to Heaven with you,

Pastor Ron

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