Synopsis: Tonight we look at two other views of what happens to believers between their physical death and the resurrection. Does the Bible really teach the concept of soul sleep and is Purgatory found in the Bible?
Synopsis: Have any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind? I sure hope my prayer made it up to Heaven! I feel like my prayers are just bouncing off the ceiling and coming right back down. There's no way God is going to answer my prayer; He is too far away to even bother with me. Well, here's great encouragement and truth from God's Word to help you correct your thinking!
Synopsis: Have you ever wondered, "What happens to me the second after I die?" God's Word has solid answers to give! One thing is certain whether you know the Lord as your Savior or don't: the end of one's earthly existence is not the end of life at all!
Synopsis: When it comes to the matter of our assurance of salvation, it is important we understand the difference between two related terms: security and assurance. It is also important we remember the basis of our assurance lies not in the evidences seen in our lives but upon the Word of God and the total sufficient of the merit of Christ's person and work to secure for us an eternal acceptance with the Father.
Synopsis: "Unfamiliarity with Heaven makes a dull and worldly Christian." We can't afford to ignore the glory and reality of Heaven as if it had no present significance or impact on our thinking and living! What is Heaven like? It is presented in terms of a kingdom!
Synopsis: If God is omnipresent, how can the Bible teach that Heaven is His dwelling place? After all, how can an omnipresent Being be said to dwell anywhere (i.e. dwell or be in one specific location)?
Synopsis: Just like in chemistry when certain elements or compounds react with one another and always produce the same result, so whenever a born-again believer comes in contact with and interacts with God, that real fellowship always produces godliness. Fellowship with God never produces sinful living.
Synopsis: In answer to the question, What is Heaven like?, we find another characteristic designed to energize us towards living a life that outweighs the pain and hardships of our current realities seen with the physical eye with the grander, greater realities seen with the eye of faith!