I. Heaven is God's dwellingplace.
Kin. 8:30, 39,43,49
II. Only the righteous will be in heaven. The wicked will not be allowed to enter.
III. What will heaven be like?
A. There will be continual praise and worship.
B. Heaven will be beautiful.
C. Heaven will be a place of great joy and satisfaction in his presence, for there we shall see God.
D. Heaven will be eternal.
E. People of all races and tongues and every nation will be represented in heaven.
F. There will be no marriage.
G. Many of the redeemed are there -
"a great multitude which no one could number" (Rev.
7:9) - as well as angels (Matt.
- "thousands upon thousands" of them (Heb.
IV. In describing heaven, the Bible tells us much about what will not be there.
A. No sickness or pain.
B. No sorrow, or crying, or mourning.
C. No violence or wars, but only perfect peace and rest.
D. No more death.
E. No more hunger or thirst.
V. The Bible provides numerous metaphoric descriptions of heaven.
A. The Father's house.
B. A heavenly country or city.
C. A rest.
D. A grainery.
E. The Kingdom of Christ and of God.
F. Paradise, the perfect place.
G. The mountain of the Lord.
H. A great feast.
VI. Heaven is described in Scripture, perhaps figuratively, as "up" - in the sky.
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Miscellaneous verses on heaven: Matt. 6:20 Matt. 19:21 Luke 15:32 Luke 16:22 John 5:28,29 John 13:36 2 Cor. 12:2-4 Eph. 1:18 Col. 1:5,6,12 Col. 3:4 2 Thess. 2:14 Heb. 10:34 2 Pet. 3:13 Rev. 3:21 Rev. 4:4 Rev. 15:2