But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. – Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)
What is REALLY Beyond Death’s Door?
1. We will have new _____________.
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)
“What we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” 1 John 3:2 (NIV)
“It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies.” 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 (NLT)
- We will be _________________ by and __________________ with our loved ones.
2. We will have a new _______________________ with God
“I heard a loud shout from the throne saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people. God Himself will be with them.’” Revelation 21:3 (NLT)
3. We will be _____________ in Heaven.
A. We will _______________ in heaven.
“Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the four living creatures and the elders. There were thousands and thousands of angels, saying in a loud voice: ‘The lamb who was slain is worthy to receive power, wealth, wisdom, and strength, honor, glory and praise!’” Revelation 5:11-12 (NLT)
- Our worship will involve _______________.
“And they were singing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. “Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty. …” Revelation 15:3-4 (NLT)
“He [Jesus] says, ‘I will declare your name to My brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.’” Hebrews 2:11-12 (NIV)
- Our worship will involve using our __________, ________________ and ___________________.
“God has shown you His grace by giving you different gifts. And you are like servants who are responsible for using God’s gifts.” 1 Peter 4:10 (ICB)
“Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.” Romans12:1 (GNT)
“The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.” Revelation 21:26 (NIV)
B. We will ___________ in the new heaven and new earth.
“The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him.” Revelation 22:3 (NIV)
“Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I, too, am working.’” John 5:17 (NIV)
“The Lord God took man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” Genesis 2:15 (NIV)
“Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name” Genesis 2:19 (NIV)
“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21 (NIV)
C. We will _________ in heaven.
“Just as My Father has granted Me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right to eat and drink at My table in My Kingdom.” Luke 22:29-30 (NLT)
“People will come from east and west and north and south and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Luke 13:29 (NIV)
4. We will have no _________ or ______________.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 (NIV)
5. We will experience a new and complete ______________________.
“He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.” Revelation 21:6-7 (NIV)