Sermon: As In Heaven, So On Earth

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew, chapter 6, beginning in verse 9. Matthew is the first book in what is known as the New Testament - the part of the Bible that tells of the fulfillment of all God’s promises in the coming of Jesus Christ.... Continue Reading →

Sermon: A Vision of Heaven

What will heaven be like? Its the kind of question we hear from curious four and six year olds, who are first contemplating that there might be something more and bigger than this life. What will heaven be like? It is the question of aging saints who confidently face death. What will heaven be like?... Continue Reading →

Sermon: The Ships of Tarshish

In The Last Battle, the concluding book of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, heaven comes crashing into earth. Aslan, the Christ-figure, returns and the characters see him face-to-face, and those who respond with joy are invited into the wide open country of salvation. And what they discover is that this salvation land, this redemption country,... Continue Reading →

First Glance: Luke 16:19-31

Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.” “No, Father Abraham,” he said, “but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they will not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone comes back from... Continue Reading →

Review: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: A Protestant View of the Cosmic Drama. Brazos Press, 2015. Interest in heaven, hell, and the afterlife have seen a dramatic increase in recent years. Myriads of books, movies, and articles have been published reporting both sensational experiences and profound skepticism. Yet what this resurgence has often lacked... Continue Reading →

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