Heaven: The Home Of The Soul. Now You Would Think That

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Heaven: The Home Of The Soul
Now you would think that a fellow who has preached thousands of sermons could, with all the ease in the world, talk about any Bible subject he chooses. Well, I don’t feel that adequate about the subject of heaven. Actually, I don’t know that I feel that confident about any Bible subject, but I am more confident about some than others. Anyway, I don’t feel completely adequate to talk on the subject of Heaven, The Home of the Soul. I suppose it is because so little is known about God’s home. The ways of God are past finding out.
Where would you begin if you were preaching a sermon on heaven? Would you go to the words of Job where he said, “If a man die, shall he live again” (Job 14:1-2)? That wouldn’t be
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We are going to be so surprised at all of that beauty and all of that glory, and all of the wonders that God has in store for us. It will be the biggest surprise party ever.
Anyway, let’s begin the subject of heaven by using some words from the oldest apostle who ever lived. He was about ninety-six years old when he wrote: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” (Rev. 21:1) He was the disciple that Jesus loved best and his name was John. At one time he was known as the “son of thunder,” but God had calmed that temper in him and he wrote time and again that the brethren ought to love one another. (I, II, and III John) John had learned what it was to love and to be loved.
Anyway, John said, “no more sea.” But, why did He put that phrase in there? What is the meaning? It must have some significance or it wouldn’t be there. Just three words, but very meaningful.
And there are a lot of other places in the Bible where just one word or a very short phrase has so much meaning. For example, the verse that states “Jesus wept” (John 11:35), is the shortest verse in the Bible. There are just two words in that verse; but so full of meaning when one thinks about all that had happened to cause Him to weep and the words of Paul to
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