Title: "What Will I See In Heaven "
This passage teaches that heaven is a very real place, for all redeemed people to live for eternity. After all, everything in our spiritual life and destiny is in heaven , therefore, we ought to know a little bit about this wonderful place. John begins to describe heaven in this chapter and finishes it out in the next chapter.
We look at the intercessory work of Jesus Christ as our High Priest and consider the great petition in His High Priestly prayer - that we would be with Him where He is. We marvel at the desire of the Lord and we are encouraged by how this prayer will be answered, and so the believer has every confidence that they will be with Jesus forever in heaven. John 17:24.
An overview of Robert Murray McCheyne's life of communion with God. A student of Thomas Chalmers , he taught McCheyne 4 key things of importance in relation to holiness. 1st - Seeking approval of God as first principle. 2nd - Never be satisfied with growth in holiness. 3rd - Giving themselves to their true work. And 4 - A direct dealing with men concerning their salvation. It was living according to these principles which made McCheyne a godly man as a minister.
When Paul stared death in the eye, it was so that he could trust God more. We learn that God is able to deliver in the past, present and future, with our ultimate deliverance in the resurrection. Never under estimate prayer, for it is God's means of allowing us to work with Him in fulfilling His purposes and plans for His glory.
What does the Church need most of all? In his prayer for the church at Ephesus, Paul prays that they may "be enlightened," that is that God may by the Holy Spirit teach them more and more what they are and have in Christ. This is our great need.
Psalm 69:1-13 "Psalm 69:1-13 (KJV) To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. 2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. 5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. 6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. 7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. 8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. 9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. 10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. 12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards. 13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation."