H2O Church
God Saves tge Day, part 6
In this talk, we’ll be comparing the Christian concept of eternity in contrast to the religions of the world, and unpacking the concept of heaven.
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  • H2O Church
    100 S Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
    Saturday 8:00 AM
“God has set eternity in the human heart; but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Eschatology, study of the last word.
Universal Eschatology, the end of the world.
Personal Eschatology, the end of my life.

The Earthly State; from birth to death.
The Intermediate State; from death till the resurrection of the body.
The Eternal State; from the resurrection of the body, directly into final judgment and eternity in heaven or hell.
1. Is Heaven a Real Place?

“Nearly every Christian I have spoken with has some idea that eternity is an un-ending 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.’ John Eldredge

2. What is Heaven Like?
HERE’S THE POINT—CITIES WE RELATE TO. A BRIDE WHO IS CELEBRATED AT A PARTY IS SOMETHING WE CAN GET. RECEIVING COMFORT is something we can relate to.

Some basic things:
(1) Heaven will be relocated. Heaven will come to earth.

(2) Heaven is a city; it is a real place.

(3) In Heaven, we will see God.

(4) Going to heaven will be like coming home. “I go to prepare A PLACE for you” Jesus said.

(5) Heaven will be Restorative.
6. Heaven will be Celebratory.

The climax of history will be the creation of a new Heavens and new Earth, a resurrected universe inhabited by resurrected people, living in communion with the resurrected Jesus.