THE UNIQUE BABY IN THE MANGER GOSPEL OF JOHN LESSon #3
Date of Sermon: February 21, 2021
Main Idea: Heaven will be beauty, joy and the presence of God
Key Verse: “Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is no-thing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25
Bible reading: Revelation 21:9-14 9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Revelation 21:18-21 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
Revelation 21:4 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.”
Revelation 21:27 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.
Revelation 22:3 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
Romans 12:1 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Psalm 73:25-26 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 37:4 4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
I. A Place of Beauty and Joy (Revelation 21:9-14; 18-21)
A. The joy of marriage
B. Beauty like we have never seen
II. Unhindered Fellowship with God (Revelation 21:4, 27)
A. No death, no sin
B. Nothing to separate us from God
III. Perpetual Worship of God (Revelation 22:3)
A. The Holy worship of work (Romans 12:1-2)
B. Extended episodes of worship
IV. We Will Want Nothing More Than God (Psalm 73:25-26)