What does the church look like? You might be thinking it’s a little underwhelming in this world. Splintered and limping, the Christ’s church on earth doesn’t have the outward glory pictured in heaven. God’s glory is there! St. John’s Revelation helps us see it!
What a song! The picture in Revelation has everything except the tune. The majesty and the glory of our God on full display is a powerful vision of comfort. To God’s timeless view of the world, this is a done deal. To our limited view of life in time, we have a way to go. God won’t leave us. This Sunday we offer comfort using a view from heaven.
I can only imagine how wonderful it will be. We get to stand before our God in all his glory. No more cancer. No more addiction. On Saints Triumphant Sunday we’ll look at heaven and what it will be like.
There are few sights more exhilarating than looking over the peak of a mountain. I suppose some of what make the sight so wonderful is how difficult it can be to climb the mountain in the first place, but even if you are sitting in the comfort of your living room watching the experience in HD, it’s still pretty cool. As you look over the peaks and valleys it’s impossible to see everything in between and difficult to gauge the distance in what you see.
When the prophet Isaiah recorded the picture of heaven and the New Testament church, I can only imagine his excitement. We speak of prophetic perspective when a prophet is given a vision that spans, in some cases, thousands of years. It might bother us to hear about infants dying nestled right next to the heavenly mansion where there is no death, but the prophet just records his vision of the future.
All we know is the suffering of this veil of tears, at least the 2016 version. Every age has had its own struggles. That is why we need to see heaven and the peace that is waiting for us. We continue our End Times sermon series Sundays of Promise under the theme: The Promise of Resurrection.
Jesus ascended into heaven as our king. Do we always understand the kind of King he came to be? On the last day it will be clear. This Sunday we took a deeper look at the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
We finish off our sermon series this Sunday, Walk This Way. We have looked at helpful advice for our Christian walk. This Sunday in Finish Line we’ll look at the details of running the Christian race. What trophy will we find when we reach heaven? What do we need to do if Jesus has already won everything for us? Watch and find out!