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Apr 24, 2016

“Beyond the Grave:  The Truth About Heaven”

2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10 Romans 8:18-25

2 Peter 3:1-14

Revelation 21:9-22:7


Longing for Something More . . .

  • We do not lose confident hope in what’s to come because God is faithful to His promise.

“He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us...

Apr 17, 2016


Defining “Heaven” . . .

The apostle Paul makes mention of 3 levels of heaven: (2 Corinthians 12:1-4)

  • The first heaven was considered to be the sky or firmament. (Gen. 1:6-8)
  • The second heaven was the place of the stars, planets, and celestial (Genesis 1:14-18)
  • The third heaven was a place Paul referred to as...

Apr 10, 2016

“Beyond the Grave:  The Destiny of Hell”

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10


Defining “Hell” . . .

  • Sheol/Hades
    • “Sheol” and “Hades” are the Hebrew and Greek words, respectively, that refer to the realm of the dead or departed soul/spirit. (Gen. 37:35; Job 14:13; Ps. 6:5; Ps. 16:10; Ps. 88:3; Isaiah 38:10; Ps. 9:7; Ps. 31:17;...

Apr 3, 2016

“Beyond the Grave:  The Afterlife”


Three Truths About the Afterlife . . .


  • Although it is destined for all to die physically, it is by God’s design that all will live forever

“The tree of life was in the midst of the garden (Eden), and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”  Genesis 2:9