LIVING IN PARADISE studies in heaven LESSon #2
Date of Sermon: February 14, 2021
Main Idea: Heaven will be better than anything we have known
Key Verse: “I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.” Philippians 1:23
Bible reading: Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
Revelation 21:1-3 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
Romans 8:18-21 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Revelation 21:4-5 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Revelation 21:23-22:2 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. 1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
I. New Heaven, New Earth (Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:1-3)
A. Predicted in Old and New Testaments
B. Unification of heaven and earth
C. God dwells with us
II. A Renewed Creation (Romans 8:18-21)
A. Creation waits for the revealing of believers
B. Creation subjected to futility of decay
III. Resurrected Bodies (Revelation 21:4-5)
A. No more regrets
B. No more death (James 1:15; Romans 5:12)
C. No more effects of sin
D. Everything new
IV. An Eternal Succession of Moments (Revelation 21:23-22:2)
A. No day or night
B. Nations walk
C. Tree of life bears fruit monthly