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TITLE: Headed for Heaven
TEXT: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
PROPOSITION: We ought to be anxious for heaven.
QUESTION: Why?
KEY WORD: Reasons
READING: Same

1. Bible teacher - Who wants to go to heaven?

One boy did not raise his hand. Why?
"I thought you were getting up a load to leave right now!"

2. Golfer asks if there is any golf in heaven?
Good news Yes there is golf in heaven, beautiful greens, fair weather.
Bad news You tee off at 9 in the morning.

WE AREN'T ANXIOUS FOR HEAVEN BECAUSE:

1. Trying to make heaven on earth.

Song- Earth is not my home, just a passing through

We are too in love with the campground.

Remember - This earth won't last

2 Peter 3:7-12 Earth will melt, burn up, dissolved

Hebrews 12:16 Esau sold birthright for "morsel of meat"

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 outer perishes; inner renewed

2 Corinthians 5:1-6 tabernacle = tent - temporary look for eternal

Hebrews 11:10 Abraham looked for city, eternal in heavens

This earth can't satisfy us.

Solomon - all is vanity

Woman on Titanic Jewelry, expensive gowns When ship was sinking,
she grabbed 3 apples, 2 oranges and headed for the lifeboat.

2. Our image of heaven is distorted.

Some think heaven will be one long boring church service.

If some made it to heaven it would be "hell" for them -

WE SHOULD BE ANXIOUS FOR HEAVEN BECAUSE:

1. So we can enjoy earth.

Philippians 1:23 Depart and with Christ is "far better"

Be content with what we have

No hearse pulls a U-Haul of possessions

Man on train w/suitcase warned to be careful, suitcase might be stolen
2 a. m. it is gone! Boy says, "Thank God. Now I can get some sleep"

2. Keep ourselves ready.

1 John 3:2-3 hope = keep pure

Romans 8 let nothing steer you away from God

3. Motivation for Soul-winning.

1 Peter 3:15 Be ready for any that asks reason of hope

Many - not asking - they don't see any hope in us.



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