Heaven – Notes on John 14:1-3

It’s the one subject most people who discuss the Bible don’t mind talking about. Heaven is real. Heaven is where everyone wants to spend eternity. Heaven is also debated.

What are some of your favorite songs about heaven?
1. When the roll is called up Yonder
2. Wish you were here?
3. If Heaven ain’t a lot like dixie, then I don’t want to go

There are three ‘heavens’ referenced to in the bible.
1. There is the atmospheric heaven. The skies above us with the clouds, blue landscape, rain and birds [Genesis 1:20]
2. There is the vast universe. The Sun, moon, and stars [Genesis 1:16-18]
3. There is the dwelling place of God. [1 Kings 8:39]

We ought to think about Heaven more often than we do.
1. We have relatives there
2. We want to go there
3. Jesus is there

God’s Word is the only reliable source of information about heaven.
1. It is the habitation of God & His saints. John 14:3
2. Scripture does not tell us where heaven is.
3. Certain scriptures lead us to believe heaven is above the earth.
John 6:38, Luke 24:51

John 14:1
I. There existed a Situation of Frustration. [Jesus leaving His disciples]
“Let not your heart be troubled”

II. There’s the exclamation: a Statement of Faith.
“you believe in God”
Believe when you don’t understand.
Trust even when walking only by faith.

III. There’s the exhortation: a Summons to more Faith.
“believe also in me’

Jesus is the only way to get to heaven
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NASB)

John 14:2
Mansions, rooms, dwelling places are all used to describe the living quarters of God’s saints. The latin translation of the New Testament word for dwelling places is ‘a traveler’s resting place.’

Is Jesus constructing your dwelling place? Is Jesus overseeing the construction. Was Jesus not a carpenter by trade during His early years on earth?

John 14:3

“If” = ‘Since’
Do you realize Jesus is saying, ‘I want you to be with me?’

Will I meet you there?

Until next time,

Hoss

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About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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