Think about Heaven

by Dominic Fede
(Sydney Australia)

Colossians 3:2

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth,

Matthew 6:33
New King James Version (NKJV)
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Context :
• Here we 2 text before us
• One Spoken by the Apostle Paul
• And the other By the Lord Jesus on the sermon the Mount
• In two different passages in the bible
• One that says, we should be always thinking of things above
• And the other, says seek ye first the kingdom of God
• These two passages are very beautiful for us to think about this morning

Introduction:
Let me ask you the question this morning, what have you been think of this week ?
• Let me ask you another question this morning, What are you thinking of Now ?
• What is constantly on your mind ?
• Is it things here on here on earth ?
• Or is it constantly in heaven ?

• The Reason I chose this topic this morning is, a few weeks ago I had a Conversation with a person accusing me that I don’t have a social life, and that’s why the young people did not want me to be there Pastor. The young people want a social life, and enjoy the things of this world, like drinking, going to nightclubs, playing poker machines and many other things.

This morning I would like to share a few things for our encouragement
1. What is this text ?
2. Why did Paul and Jesus say these words ?
3. Why think about Heaven ?
4. Why people don’t think about heaven ?
5. What sign does it Show if you are not thinking about heaven ?
6. What are some of things God uses make us think about heaven ?
7. What are some of things that will not be in Heaven ?
8. What will be in heaven ? 
1. What is this text ?
a. It’s a simple command
b. Easy to remember
c. But hard to do

2. Why did Paul and Jesus say these words ?
a. So that we think of heaven all the time
b. Heaven is real
c. One thing God cant do is Lie
d. Because they are both in a relationship with God
e. To tells us about heaven
f. That we don’t forget to think about heaven all the time
g. So that we may be encouraged that one day we will go to heaven

3. Why think about Heaven ?
a. Because we are going go there.
b. Paul always thought about heaven and talked about heaven
c. Jesus thought about heaven all the time,
d. Jesus always talked about the kingdom of heaven
i. Jesus said 12 times in the New Testament The kingdom of heaven is like
ii. In the Lords Prayer Jesus talked about heaven “Our father who art in heaven”
e. The Bible Talks about heaven a lot
f. In the Old testament we see scene’s of heaven
g. We see scene’s Heaven in Isaiah
h. Jeremiah
i. Ezekiel
j. And the book of Revelation

4. Why people don’t think about heaven ?
a. Because some don’t believe there is a heaven
b. Because we cant see heaven therefore we don’t think about it
c. They are wrapped up to much in this world
d. Sadly not even Christian think about heaven anymore
e. Sadly Heaven is not preached on the pulpit anymore
f. Its all about this world and how to get blessed in it
g. Some people don’t think about heaven because they are to depressed
h. Some people don’t think about heaven because there enjoying life in this world
i. People make this world heaven
j. Because they may not be a Christian
k. They don’t pray
l. They don’t read there bible
m. They don’t come to church
n. They don’t have fellowship with other Christians
o. They work to much 
5. What sign does it Show if you are not thinking about heaven ?
a. That you may not be close to God
b. That you have backslidden from the Lord
c. I can know how close you are to the Lord in part to Lord by the way you talk
d. If you are close to the Lord you will always
i. Talk about God
ii. And about heaven

6. What are some of things God uses make us think about heaven ?
a. The Bible
b. Prayer
c. Church
d. Fellowship
e. The Holy Spirit
f. Seeing someone die
g. Funerals
h. The injustice in this world
i. Pain
j. Earth quakes
k. A close friend encouraging you
l. Your age
m. Your aches and pains

Lets look at this morning
7. What are some of things that will not be in Heaven ?

1. No police
2. No war
3. No weapons
4. No band aids
5. No first aid kits
6. No false prophets
7. No false doctrines
8. No political debates
9. No social anxiety
10. No depression
11. No worry
12. No fear
13. No pride
14. No tissues (no crying!)
15. No hospitals
16. No medicine
17. No Doctors
18. No Nurses
19. No dentists
20. No divorce
21. No car wrecks
22. No jealousy
23. No temptation
24. prostitution
25. suicide
26. No eating disorders
27. No school shootings
28. No bullying
29. No hunger
30. No thirst
31. No bills
32. No credit cards
33. debt collectors
34. No Money
35. No demons
36. No satan
37. No theological debates
38. No denominations
39. No guilt
40. No funerals
41. No regret
42. No apologies
43. No sad songs
44. No fights
45. No drugs
46. No drunkenness
47. No sin
48. No idolatry
49. boredom
50. discontentment
51. scars
52. shame
50. loneliness

51. No Closed doors

52. No old earth

53 The will be no more Sea
Rev 21:1

54. There will be no more Car’s

55. No old age people

56. No more birthdays

57. No Spaghetti

58. No Rise there

59. No speaking Italian

60. We will not feel tied

61 no temple


8. What will be in heaven ?

1. There will be Gods love John 3:16
2. There will be Gods protection
3. There will be Gods care
4. God will be there Dan 7:9 Rev 4:2-3
5. Jesus will be there Rev 5:6 , 7:5
6. The Holy Spirit will be there Rev 14:13; 22:17
7. The Angels will be there
8. Gods words will be there
9. New bodies
10. There will be food
11. There are many mansions John 14:2
12. There will be pure water Revelation 22:1-5 -
13. gates
14. street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass
15. mountains Rev 21:10
16. There will be people
17. Different city’s
18. There will be gold
19. Streets
20. There is measurements
21. There will be logic there
22. there will be understanding
23. There will architecture there
24. The throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street,
25. tree of life
26. twelve fruits Rev 22:2
27. There will be light there
28. There is holiness there
29. There will be books there
30. There will be worship there
31. There will be music there
32. There will be peace
33. There will be hearing there
34. There will be Speaking there
35. There will be rewards there
36. There will be different ranks in heaven
37. There will be numbers there
38. There will be calculations
39. There will be an atmosphere
40. There will be logic in heaven
41. There will be singing
42. There is fire there Isa 6:1-7
43. Swords I chr 21:16, 27:30 Rev 14:14,17 18:; 19:21
44. Keys Rev 9:1
45. Chains
46. Trumpets Rev 8:2
47. Tables lk 22:30
48. Food Rev 2:7,17 22:1-3
49. They'll be chariots 2Kings 2:11
50. there will be furniture Heb 8:5; 9:23,
51. There will be clothing Dan 7:9 Rev 4:4
52. Will be feasts lk 22:16,30
53. There will be drinks Luke 22:18
54. Bread in heaven jhn 6:41 Ps 78:24-25
55. There will be animals in heaven 2 Kings 2:11

In Conclusion

Why have I said all this this morning

• To Remind you of heaven
• To remind you to think about heaven
• To make others think about heaven
• Everything you do on earth will effect you in heaven
• If you are faithful on earth
• You reward will be great
• If don’t think about heaven and do the wrong thing
• You reward will be small
• If you you don’t think about heaven and do small thing in your Christian life
• You will called the least in the kingdom of heaven
• If you are faithful
• You will called the greatest in the kingdom of heaven

Matthew 5:18-19
New International Version (NIV)
18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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