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A Place Called Heaven: What Will We Do in Heaven?

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September 11, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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A Place Called Heaven: What Will We Do in Heaven?

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  • FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT HEAVEN
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  • WILL BE A PLACE OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS.
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  • A PARADISE WHERE ALL BELIEVERS WILL LIVE FOREVER
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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, AND YET MANY CHRISTIANS
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  • ARE FEARFUL THAT THEIR FUTURE IN HEAVEN WILL BE BORING.
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  • WELL, TODAY I WANT TO PUT THAT FEAR ASIDE
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  • BY SHOWING YOU WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • OUR ETERNAL HOME WILL REALLY BE LIKE
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  • AND WHAT WE WILL BE DOING.
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  • TODAY WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTRODUCING
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  • YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND TO HELP YOU DO THAT, DR. JEFFRESS HAS WRITTEN
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  • A BRAND NEW BOOK CALLED "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS."
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  • THIS ENGAGING ILLUSTRATED BOOK IS PERFECT
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  • FOR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WHO MAY NOT GO TO CHURCH
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  • BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PRAYER OF SALVATION.
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  • YOU CAN PRAY WITH THEM
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  • TO ENSURE THEY'LL BE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ONE DAY.
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  • REQUEST "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN FOR KIDS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • AT A DINNER PARTY GUESTS WERE DISCUSSING
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  • THE SUBJECT OF HEAVEN AND HELL,
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  • BUT SAM REMAINED UNUSUALLY QUIET.
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  • THE DINNER HOSTESS, NOT WANTING HIM TO FEEL LEFT OUT SAID,
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  • "SAM, DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL?"
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  • SAM SAID, "I TRY TO OFFER NO OPINION
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  • WHEN IT COMES TO HEAVEN OR HELL
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  • BECAUSE I HAVE FRIENDS IN BOTH PLACES."
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  • SAMUEL, SAM, WAS SAMUEL CLEMENS WHOM WE KNOW AS MARK TWAIN.
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  • MARK TWAIN HAD MANY THINGS AND OBSERVATIONS
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  • ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF HEAVEN AND HELL.
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  • IN FACT, IN ONE SPEECH TWAIN JOKED,
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  • AND IN A COMMENT THAT SEEMS VERY APPROPRIATE TODAY
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  • TWAIN SAID, "THIS ELECTION MAKES ME THINK OF A STORY
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  • "OF A MAN WHO WAS DYING.
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  • "HE HAD ONLY TWO MINUTES TO LIVE
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  • "SO HE SENT FOR A CLERGYMAN AND ASKED HIM,
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  • "'WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GO, HEAVEN OR HELL?'
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  • "SO THE MINISTERS TOLD HIM THAT EACH PLACE
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  • "HAD ITS ADVANTAGES.
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  • "HEAVEN, FOR THE CLIMATE, HELL FOR THE COMPANY."
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  • NOW, YOU KNOW SUCH A TONGUE IN CHEEK COMMENT IS BUILT
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  • UPON A LIE THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE EMBRACED ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • MANY PEOPLE, EVEN CHRISTIANS HAVE FALLEN FOR THE MYTH
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  • THAT HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE A PLACE OF PERPETUAL BOREDOM
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  • POPULATED BY BORING PEOPLE AND NOTHING
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  • COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
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  • TODAY AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
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  • WE'RE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • SCIENCE FICTION WRITER AND ATHEIST ISAAC ASIMOV SAID,
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  • "I DON'T BELIEVE IN THE AFTERLIFE
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  • "SO I DON'T HAVE TO SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE FEARING HELL
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  • "OR FEARING HEAVEN EVEN MORE FOR WHATEVER THE TORTURES
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  • "OF HELL I THINK THE BOREDOM OF HEAVEN WOULD BE EVEN WORSE."
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  • IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE A BORING PLACE?
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  • PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT DO SO
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  • BECAUSE THEY HAVE EMBRACED THREE POPULAR MYTHS
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  • ABOUT GOD, HEAVEN, AND ETERNITY.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT THOSE MYTHS FOR JUST A MOMENT
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  • AND SEE WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE
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  • THAT GOD IS A COSMIC KILLJOY.
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  • WHEN THEY THINK ABOUT GOD THEY THINK ABOUT HIM
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  • AS BEING A PERENNIAL PARTY POOPER,
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  • AND THEY THINK OF SATAN AS BEING THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.
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  • THOSE WHO HAVE COME TO THAT CONCLUSION
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  • ARE ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THAT HEAVEN MUST BE AS DULL
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  • AS WATCHING PAINT DRY AND HELL MUST BE AS EXHILARATING
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  • AS A NASCAR RACE, BUT NEITHER IS TRUE,
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  • AND BOTH OF THOSE CONCLUSIONS ARE BASED
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  • ON A FLAWED UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH SATAN AND GOD.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD THIS EXPERIENCE
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  • OF BEING STUCK AT A DINNER PARTY
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  • SEATED NEXT TO A REALLY BORING PERSON?
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  • I MEAN, WHAT IS ONLY A FEW MINUTES SEEMS LIKE HOURS
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  • OF TRYING TO MAKE CONVERSATION WITH THEM.
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  • YOU KNOW, GOING TO HELL AND SPENDING ETERNITY WITH SATAN
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  • IS LIKE HAVING THAT KIND OF COMPANION.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THERE'S NOTHING INTERESTING ABOUT SATAN?
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  • NOTHING AT ALL, NOTHING CREATIVE ABOUT HIM.
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  • HE NEVER CREATED ANYTHING, INSTEAD HE RUINED EVERYTHING.
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  • HE IS A PERPETUALLY BORING PERSON, COMPLETELY UNORIGINAL.
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  • CONTRAST THAT TO GOD, I MEAN, IF YOU WANNA KNOW
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  • HOW EXCITING GOD IS, JUST LOOK AROUND YOU
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  • AT EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS CREATED.
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  • EVERYTHING WE LIVE IN AND WATCH IS GOOD, BEAUTIFUL,
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  • ENJOYABLE, REFRESHING, FASCINATING, AND EXCITING
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  • BECAUSE IT'S CREATED BY SOMEONE WHO IS ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
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  • A SECOND MYTH PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • IS THAT HEAVEN WILL BE MONOTONOUS.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS NO MATTER HOW GOOD SOMETHING IS
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  • WE GET BORED WITH IT AFTER A WHILE, DON'T WE?
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  • SO WE THINK, EVEN AS GOOD AS HEAVEN IS,
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  • IF WE DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN
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  • IT HAS TO BE BORING, BUT THE TRUTH IS
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  • MONOTONY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE TEDIOUS AND BORING.
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  • G.K. CHESTERTON EXPLAINED WHY.
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  • I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • THIS WAS A GREAT INSIGHT.
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  • HE SAID, "A CHILD KICKS HIS LEGS RHYTHMICALLY
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  • "THROUGH EXCESS, NOT ABSENCE OF LIFE
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  • "BECAUSE CHILDREN HAVE A BOUNDING VITALITY
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  • "BECAUSE THEY ARE IN SPIRIT FIERCE AND FREE
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  • "THEREFORE THEY WANT THINGS REPEATED AND UNCHANGED.
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  • "THEY ALWAYS SAY, DO IT AGAIN!
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  • "AND THE GROWN UP PERSON DOES IT AGAIN
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  • "UNTIL HE'S NEARLY DEAD.
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  • "FOR GROWN UP PEOPLE ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH
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  • "TO EXULT IN MONOTONY, BUT PERHAPS GOD
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  • "IS STRONG ENOUGH TO EXULT IN MONOTONY.
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  • "IT IS POSSIBLE THAT GOD SAYS EVERY MORNING,
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  • "'DO IT AGAIN' TO THE SUN
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  • "AND EVERY EVENING, 'DO IT AGAIN' TO THE MOON.
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  • "IT MAY BE THAT GOD HAS THE ETERNAL APPETITE OF INFANCY
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  • "FOR WE HAVE SINNED AND GROWN OLD,
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  • "AND OUR FATHER IS YOUNGER THAN WE ARE."
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  • ISN'T THAT AN INTERESTING THOUGHT?
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  • THE ONLY REASONS THINGS SEEM MONOTONOUS TO US
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  • IS BECAUSE WE LIVE IN BODIES THAT GROW TIRED,
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  • BUT IN HEAVEN WE'LL HAVE NONE OF THOSE LIMITATIONS.
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  • WE'LL BE LIKE CHILDREN SAYING TO THE FATHER,
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  • DO IT AGAIN, DAD, DO IT AGAIN.
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  • A THIRD MYTH PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • AND THE REASON THEY THINK IT IS BORING
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  • IS THEY BELIEVE HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE ONE LONG
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  • AND UNENDING CHURCH SERVICE.
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  • NOW, I REMEMBER NOT LONG AGO WE HAD A GUEST PREACHER HERE
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  • AND HE STOOD UP AND SAID, "YOU KNOW, THESE CHRISTIANS
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  • "WHO CAN'T SIT THROUGH A TWO HOUR CHURCH SERVICE,
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  • "HOW ARE THEY GONNA STAND ETERNITY
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  • "WHEN ALL WE DO IS WORSHIP GOD FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER?
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  • "THAT'S WHAT HEAVEN'S GONNA BE, ONE LONG WORSHIP SERVICE."
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  • AND YOU ALL WERE AS QUIET AS YOU COULD BE.
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  • ONE GUY IN THE BACK SAID, "AMEN," AND THAT WAS ABOUT IT.
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  • I MEAN, LET'S BE HONEST, THE IDEA OF HEAVEN
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  • BEING ONE LONG CHURCH SERVICE IS A YAWN FEST FOR MOST OF US.
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  • BUT THE REASON WE FEEL THAT WAY
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  • IS WE REALLY HAVE A MISUNDERSTANDING
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  • OF WHAT WORSHIP IS GOING TO BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
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  • YES, THE FACT IS IN HEAVEN WE ARE GOING TO BE WORSHIPING GOD
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  • LIKE WE'VE NEVER WORSHIPED HIM BEFORE.
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  • WORSHIP WILL BE A CENTRAL ACTIVITY IN HEAVEN,
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  • BUT IT WON'T BE OUR ONLY ACTIVITY IN HEAVEN.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE GARDEN OF EDEN IS A TEMPLATE
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  • FOR WHAT THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH
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  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE.
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  • GOD PLACED ADAM AND EVEN IN THE GARDEN BEFORE THEY SINNED
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  • AND GOD SAID, "YOU'RE GONNA HAVE PERFECT FELLOWSHIP WITH ME,
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  • "BUT YOU'RE NOT GONNA SIT AROUND AND WORSHIP ME ALL THE TIME
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  • "I'VE ALSO GIVEN YOU WORK TO DO."
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  • IN FACT, HE SAID IN GENESIS 2:8 IN VERSE 15,
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  • "YOU ARE TO CULTIVATE THE GARDEN AND KEEP IT."
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  • THERE WERE TWO PRIMARY ACTIVITIES IN HEAVEN,
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  • WORSHIPING, BUT ALSO WORKING,
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  • AND THE SAME IS GOING TO BE TRUE FOR US.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT EACH OF THOSE TWO ACTIVITIES IN DEPTH.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, HEAVEN WILL BE
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  • A PLACE OF INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP.
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  • INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP, YOU KNOW, JUST THINK
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  • ABOUT ONE OF THOSE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES YOU'VE HAD
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  • WHERE YOU WERE MOVED TO THE VERY INNERMOST PARTS
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  • OF YOUR BEING AND YOU FELT SO CONNECTED TO GOD.
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  • THINK ABOUT THOSE GREAT MOMENTS OF WORSHIP IN THE PAST
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  • YOU'VE EXPERIENCED AND MULTIPLY IT BY A MILLION,
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  • THAT'S WHAT HEAVEN IS GOING TO BE LIKE,
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  • THE WORSHIP WE ENGAGE IN BECAUSE IN HEAVEN
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  • WE'LL ACTUALLY SEE JESUS FACE TO FACE.
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  • NO EXPERIENCE WILL MATCH THAT.
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  • IF YOU WANT TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THAT EXPERIENCE
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  • IS GOING TO BE LIKE, LOOK AT REVELATION 5:11-12 WHERE JOHN
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  • DESCRIBES THE WORSHIP WE WILL EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
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  • HE SAID, "THEN I LOOKED AND HEARD THE VOICE OF MANY ANGELS
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  • "AROUND THE THRONE AND THE LIVING CREATURES AND THE
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  • ELDERS." THESE ARE THE REPRESENTATIVES, THIS IS THE
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  • CHURCH, THIS IS YOU AND I, THE ELDERS, THE CHURCH.
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  • "AND THE NUMBER OF THEM WAS MYRIADS OF MYRIADS,
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  • "THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS," LITERALLY TEN THOUSANDS
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  • UPON TEN THOUSANDS, AND NOTICE VERSE 12,
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  • "SAYING WITH A LOUD VOICE," UNDERLINE THAT WORD LOUD.
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  • AND WHAT WILL THEY SAY?
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  • MUCH WHAT THE CHOIR SAID TODAY, "WORTHY IS THE LAMB
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  • "THAT WAS SLAIN TO RECEIVE THE POWER AND THE RICHES
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  • "AND THE WISDOM AND MIGHT AND HONOR AND GLORY AND BLESSING."
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  • THEY PRAISED WITH A LOUD VOICE.
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  • JUST A FEW YEARS AGO THE FANS
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  • OF THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS FOOTBALL TEAM SET A WORLD RECORD
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  • AS THE LOUDEST FANS IN NFL HISTORY.
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  • ON DECEMBER THE 2ND, 2013 DURING A THIRD DOWN
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  • DEFENSIVE STAND AGAINST THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
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  • THE SEAHAWK FANS PRODUCED AN EAR SPLITTING 137.6 DECIBELS.
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  • NOW, TO LET YOU KNOW HOW LOUD THAT IS,
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  • THAT WOULD BE EXACTLY THE SAME AS STANDING 100 FEET AWAY
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  • FROM A ROARING JET ENGINE.
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  • IN FACT, THE SOUND OF THOSE FANS WAS SO LOUD
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  • THAT IT TRIGGERED A MINOR EARTHQUAKE BENEATH THE STADIUM.
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  • NOW, THAT'S THE KIND OF WORSHIP WE'RE GONNA HAVE IN HEAVEN.
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  • IN ISAIAH 6:4, ISAIAH SAID,
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  • "AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE TEMPLE TREMBLED.
  • 00:11:24.230 --> 00:11:28.140
  • "THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE TEMPLE TREMBLED
  • 00:11:28.150 --> 00:11:31.120
  • "AT THE VOICE OF ANGELS OF HIM WHO CALLED OUT
  • 00:11:31.130 --> 00:11:34.170
  • "IN WORSHIP TO GOD."
  • 00:11:34.180 --> 00:11:37.170
  • WE'RE GOING TO HAVE LOUD, EXUBERANT WORSHIP.
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:42.160
  • NOW OCCASIONALLY I HAVE PEOPLE SAY TO ME, PASTOR,
  • 00:11:42.170 --> 00:11:47.030
  • WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE SO LOUD
  • 00:11:47.040 --> 00:11:49.070
  • IN OUR WORSHIP SERVICES?
  • 00:11:49.080 --> 00:11:52.000
  • WHY CAN'T WE HAVE QUIET MOMENTS OF REFLECTION?
  • 00:11:52.010 --> 00:11:56.200
  • I'D LIKE US TO BUILD SOME QUIET MOMENTS OF REFLECTION
  • 00:11:56.210 --> 00:12:01.050
  • IN OUR WORSHIP SERVICES.
  • 00:12:01.060 --> 00:12:02.250
  • YOU KNOW WHY WE DON'T DO THAT?
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.030
  • LOOK, QUIET MOMENTS OF REFLECTION ARE GREAT
  • 00:12:04.040 --> 00:12:06.160
  • FOR YOUR PERSONAL WORSHIP WITH GOD, BUT IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:12:06.170 --> 00:12:09.220
  • WHEN GOD'S PEOPLE GET TOGETHER THEY ARE NEVER QUIET.
  • 00:12:09.230 --> 00:12:13.180
  • SHOW ME ONE TIME IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:12:13.190 --> 00:12:16.000
  • WHERE THEY HAVE QUIET, REFLECTIVE WORSHIP.
  • 00:12:16.010 --> 00:12:18.210
  • NO, IT IS A TIME OF CELEBRATION AND PRAISE,
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:22.080
  • AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:22.090 --> 00:12:24.110
  • IT'S GOING TO BE A TIME OF LARGE WORSHIP, PEOPLE,
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:27.250
  • MYRIADS, TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE WORSHIPING.
  • 00:12:27.260 --> 00:12:31.130
  • A LOUD CROWD AND A LOUD VOICE
  • 00:12:31.140 --> 00:12:33.260
  • IS GOING TO BE WHAT HEAVEN IS LIKE.
  • 00:12:33.270 --> 00:12:36.230
  • YES, WE ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP,
  • 00:12:36.240 --> 00:12:41.030
  • BUT IS THAT ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO?
  • 00:12:41.040 --> 00:12:44.050
  • IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE A TIME OF UNENDING WORSHIP?
  • 00:12:44.060 --> 00:12:48.080
  • WELL, THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES AND NO.
  • 00:12:48.090 --> 00:12:52.190
  • IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW YOU DEFINE WORSHIP.
  • 00:12:52.200 --> 00:12:55.140
  • IF YOU DEFINE WORSHIP AS A FORMAL TIME OF GOD'S PEOPLE
  • 00:12:55.150 --> 00:12:59.070
  • GETTING TOGETHER TO PRAISE GOD THEN NO,
  • 00:12:59.080 --> 00:13:02.070
  • THAT'S NOT ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:13:02.080 --> 00:13:04.280
  • BUT YOU KNOW, IN THE BIBLE WORSHIP IS MORE
  • 00:13:04.290 --> 00:13:07.000
  • THAN JUST FORMAL TIMES WHEN WE ASSEMBLE TOGETHER.
  • 00:13:07.010 --> 00:13:09.290
  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 10:31 PAUL SAID,
  • 00:13:10.000 --> 00:13:12.180
  • "WHETHER YOU EAT OR DRINK OR WHATEVER YOU DO,
  • 00:13:12.190 --> 00:13:16.230
  • "DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD."
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:19.220
  • THERE IS A WAY OF GOING THROUGH THE DAY CONDUCTING OUR WORK,
  • 00:13:19.230 --> 00:13:25.270
  • GETTING STUCK IN TRAFFIC ON CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY,
  • 00:13:25.280 --> 00:13:29.030
  • SITTING DOWN FOR A MEAL, RELAXING.
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:31.250
  • THERE'S A WAY OF LIVING WHERE GOD
  • 00:13:31.260 --> 00:13:33.230
  • IS ALWAYS A PART OF YOUR EXISTENCE,
  • 00:13:33.240 --> 00:13:36.280
  • AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WORSHIP IN THE BROADEST SENSE IS.
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:39.210
  • I DIDN'T PUT IT ON YOUR OUTLINE,
  • 00:13:39.220 --> 00:13:41.060
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO JOT DOWN THIS DEFINITION OF WORSHIP.
  • 00:13:41.070 --> 00:13:44.070
  • WORSHIP IS THE CONTINUAL AWARENESS OF, GRATITUDE TOWARD,
  • 00:13:44.080 --> 00:13:52.000
  • AND SUBMISSION TO GOD IN EVERYTHING WE DO.
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:58.140
  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN, WORSHIP IS A CONTINUAL AWARENESS OF,
  • 00:13:58.150 --> 00:14:03.170
  • GRATITUDE TOWARD, AND SUBMISSION TO GOD IN EVERYTHING WE DO.
  • 00:14:03.180 --> 00:14:10.120
  • AND IN THAT SENSE, YES, WE WILL WORSHIP GOD CONTINUALLY
  • 00:14:10.130 --> 00:14:14.060
  • IN HEAVEN JUST AS WE SHOULD BE DOING HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:18.280
  • HEAVEN WILL BE A TIME OF INDESCRIBABLE WORSHIP,
  • 00:14:18.290 --> 00:14:22.000
  • BUT THERE'S A SECOND THING
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:23.040
  • WE'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:23.050 --> 00:14:24.280
  • HEAVEN WILL ALSO BE A PLACE OF ENJOYABLE WORK.
  • 00:14:24.290 --> 00:14:31.050
  • NO PASTOR, PLEASE TELL ME IT'S NOT SO.
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:34.000
  • WE'RE GONNA BE WORKING IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:14:34.010 --> 00:14:36.040
  • I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FLOATING AROUND ON THAT CLOUD,
  • 00:14:36.050 --> 00:14:39.030
  • PLUCKING THE HARP, YOU'RE TELLING ME
  • 00:14:39.040 --> 00:14:41.040
  • WE'RE REALLY GONNA WORK IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:14:41.050 --> 00:14:42.190
  • NOW, BEFORE YOU REBEL WITH THAT IDEA FOLLOW WITH ME
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:46.090
  • ON A COUPLE OF THINGS AND I THINK YOU'RE GONNA FEEL
  • 00:14:46.100 --> 00:14:48.150
  • A LOT BETTER ABOUT THIS WHEN WE'RE FINISHED.
  • 00:14:48.160 --> 00:14:50.230
  • FIRST OF ALL, REMEMBER GOD IS A WORKER.
  • 00:14:50.240 --> 00:14:55.010
  • GOD DIDN'T JUST CREATE THE UNIVERSE IN SIX DAYS
  • 00:14:55.020 --> 00:14:57.170
  • AND THEN GO INTO RETIREMENT.
  • 00:14:57.180 --> 00:14:59.070
  • HE TOOK A DAY OFF, BUT THAT'S ALL HE TOOK OFF.
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:02.070
  • IN JOHN 5:17 JESUS SAID THIS ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:15:02.080 --> 00:15:05.250
  • "MY FATHER IS WORKING UNTIL NOW, AND I MYSELF AM WORKING."
  • 00:15:05.260 --> 00:15:12.130
  • GOD'S A WORKER, AND NOT ONLY THAT, SECONDLY,
  • 00:15:12.140 --> 00:15:15.230
  • GOD CREATED MAN TO BE A WORKER.
  • 00:15:15.240 --> 00:15:18.100
  • YOU AND I WERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
  • 00:15:18.110 --> 00:15:21.020
  • AND THEREFORE WE, TOO WERE CREATED TO BE WORKERS.
  • 00:15:21.030 --> 00:15:24.090
  • IN GENESIS 2:15 GOD GIVE THIS ASSIGNMENT TO ADAM.
  • 00:15:24.100 --> 00:15:28.020
  • THEN THE LORD GOD TOOK THE MAN AND PUT HIM
  • 00:15:28.030 --> 00:15:30.030
  • INTO THE GARDEN TO CULTIVATE IT AND TO KEEP IT.
  • 00:15:30.040 --> 00:15:36.170
  • YOU KNOW, MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT WORK IS A CURSE FROM GOD.
  • 00:15:36.180 --> 00:15:39.190
  • THAT IT WAS A PUNISHMENT FOR MAN'S SIN AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:15:39.200 --> 00:15:43.020
  • THAT'S NOT TRUE, GENESIS 2:15 TAKES PLACE
  • 00:15:43.030 --> 00:15:46.170
  • BEFORE THE FALL IN GENESIS 3.
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:49.060
  • IN HIS ORIGINAL FORM MAN WAS CREATED TO WORK.
  • 00:15:49.070 --> 00:15:55.120
  • NOW IT'S TRUE AFTER THE SIN OF GENESIS 3
  • 00:15:55.130 --> 00:15:57.140
  • WORK BECAME HARDER FOR US, IT BECAME MORE TEDIOUS,
  • 00:15:57.150 --> 00:16:00.270
  • BUT WORK ITSELF HAS NEVER BEEN A CURSE.
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:03.100
  • IT IS A PRIVILEGE GOD HAS GIVEN US
  • 00:16:03.110 --> 00:16:05.200
  • BECAUSE WE ARE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:16:05.210 --> 00:16:08.180
  • NOW, GOD PUT ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN.
  • 00:16:08.190 --> 00:16:11.130
  • EVEN THOUGH EDEN WAS PERFECT, IT WAS NOT SELF SUSTAINING.
  • 00:16:11.140 --> 00:16:16.120
  • GOD BASICALLY SAID, I'M GONNA GIVE YOU
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:18.040
  • THIS SLICE OF PARADISE CALLED EDEN,
  • 00:16:18.050 --> 00:16:20.170
  • BUT YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO CULTIVATE IT.
  • 00:16:20.180 --> 00:16:23.190
  • THAT IS, YOU ARE TO TILL THE SOIL,
  • 00:16:23.200 --> 00:16:25.280
  • YOU ARE TO PLANT THE SEEDS, YOU ARE TO HARVEST THE CROPS.
  • 00:16:25.290 --> 00:16:29.120
  • AND IT'S THE SAME THING WITH US.
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:31.080
  • GOD IS A WORKER, HE CREATED US TO BE WORKERS.
  • 00:16:31.090 --> 00:16:35.130
  • I HAVE A FRIEND WHO SAYS THAT WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP
  • 00:16:35.140 --> 00:16:38.010
  • OCCASIONALLY ON SATURDAYS HE MIGHT SIT DOWN ON THE SOFA
  • 00:16:38.020 --> 00:16:41.030
  • AND WATCH TELEVISION FOR A FEW MINUTES
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:43.070
  • AND IF HIS FATHER CAME THROUGH HE'D LOOK AT HIS SON AND SAY,
  • 00:16:43.080 --> 00:16:45.250
  • "GET OFF THAT COUCH, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE,
  • 00:16:45.260 --> 00:16:48.080
  • "AN INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOY?"
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:50.150
  • AND MY FRIEND SAID, "YOU KNOW, I GREW UP
  • 00:16:50.160 --> 00:16:53.250
  • "ALWAYS AFRAID TO SIT DOWN ON THE COUCH ON SATURDAYS
  • 00:16:53.260 --> 00:16:56.160
  • "OR WATCH TV BECAUSE MY FATHER WAS A WORKER
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:16:59.260
  • "AND HE WANTED ME TO BE A WORKER AS WELL."
  • 00:16:59.270 --> 00:17:03.020
  • WELL, THAT'S TRUE FOR ALL OF US.
  • 00:17:03.030 --> 00:17:04.100
  • OUR FATHER IS A WORKER, AND HE DIDN'T CREATE US
  • 00:17:04.110 --> 00:17:07.160
  • TO SIT AROUND DOING NOTHING, HE CREATED US TO WORK AS WELL.
  • 00:17:07.170 --> 00:17:13.290
  • NOW, THAT ALSO UNDERSCORES WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS IDEA
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:18.040
  • THAT WE HAVE IN AMERICA OF RETIREMENT.
  • 00:17:18.050 --> 00:17:21.090
  • YOU KNOW, WE GET THIS IDEA THAT WE'RE JUST
  • 00:17:21.100 --> 00:17:23.280
  • TO BEAT OUR BRAINS OUT FOR 30 OR 40 YEARS
  • 00:17:23.290 --> 00:17:26.200
  • WORKING AS HARD AS CAN, NEGLECTING OUR FAMILY,
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:29.100
  • ACCUMULATING A BIG PILE OF MONEY
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:31.030
  • SO WE CAN SPEND THE LAST 20 OR 30 YEARS OF OUR LIFE
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:33.270
  • DOING NOTHING BUT ENTERTAINING OURSELVES.
  • 00:17:33.280 --> 00:17:36.230
  • THAT HAS NEVER BEEN GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:17:36.240 --> 00:17:39.060
  • THERE'S NEVER A PERIOD OF TIME OF DECADES
  • 00:17:39.070 --> 00:17:41.290
  • WHERE YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING ANYTHING
  • 00:17:42.000 --> 00:17:43.250
  • EXCEPT ENTERTAINING YOURSELF.
  • 00:17:43.260 --> 00:17:45.260
  • GOD CREATED US ALL TO BE WORKERS.
  • 00:17:45.270 --> 00:17:50.070
  • NOW, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO STAY
  • 00:17:50.080 --> 00:17:51.230
  • AT THE SAME JOB FOREVER AND EVER.
  • 00:17:51.240 --> 00:17:53.250
  • DOESN'T MEAN YOU MIGHT NOT RETIRE FROM A PROFESSION
  • 00:17:53.260 --> 00:17:57.090
  • YOU'VE BEEN IN, BUT YOU NEED TO REPLACE THAT TIME
  • 00:17:57.100 --> 00:18:01.000
  • WITH DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE, WORKING IN THE CHURCH,
  • 00:18:01.010 --> 00:18:03.270
  • FURTHERING THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
  • 00:18:03.280 --> 00:18:05.180
  • DOING SOMETHING THAT MAKES SENSE.
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:07.270
  • AND BY THE WAY, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF REASONS PEOPLE DON'T GIVE
  • 00:18:07.280 --> 00:18:11.270
  • LIKE THEY OUGHT TO TO GOD'S WORK IS THEY THINK,
  • 00:18:11.280 --> 00:18:14.100
  • WELL, I'VE GOT TO SAVE ALL THIS MONEY UP
  • 00:18:14.110 --> 00:18:15.290
  • SO I CAN SPEND MY TIME DOING NOTHING LATER ON.
  • 00:18:16.000 --> 00:18:19.010
  • THAT IS NOT GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:21.210
  • WE'RE TO ALL BE INVOLVED IN DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE,
  • 00:18:21.220 --> 00:18:25.130
  • AND IT'S GONNA BE THAT WAY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:25.140 --> 00:18:27.050
  • IF GOD WANTS US TO BE WORKERS ON EARTH,
  • 00:18:27.060 --> 00:18:29.240
  • HE WANTS US TO BE WORKERS IN HEAVEN AS WELL.
  • 00:18:29.250 --> 00:18:32.120
  • AND IT'S TRUE, YOU KNOW, SOME OF US
  • 00:18:32.130 --> 00:18:34.210
  • ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF WORK AND FIND ANOTHER JOB.
  • 00:18:34.220 --> 00:18:37.100
  • POLICEMEN ARE, LAWYERS ARE, DOCTORS ARE.
  • 00:18:37.110 --> 00:18:39.240
  • PREACHERS ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF WORK.
  • 00:18:39.250 --> 00:18:41.210
  • ALL THE EARTH IS GOING TO BE FILLED
  • 00:18:41.220 --> 00:18:43.060
  • WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, SO THERE'S NOTHING LEFT
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:44.270
  • FOR US TO DO SO WE'LL TRY TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO.
  • 00:18:44.280 --> 00:18:48.220
  • BUT DON'T BE SURPRISED, THE MAJORITY OF YOU,
  • 00:18:48.230 --> 00:18:51.280
  • IF YOUR WORK IN HEAVEN ISN'T AN EXTENSION AND EXPANSION,
  • 00:18:51.290 --> 00:18:56.030
  • SOMEHOW, OF YOUR WORK RIGHT HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:18:56.040 --> 00:18:59.270
  • YOU'RE SAYING, WAIT A MINUTE, PASTOR,
  • 00:18:59.280 --> 00:19:01.290
  • WORKING FOR AN ETERNITY, THAT SOUNDS MORE LIKE HELL
  • 00:19:02.000 --> 00:19:05.040
  • THAN HEAVEN TO ME.
  • 00:19:05.050 --> 00:19:07.180
  • I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT YOUR JOB RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:19:07.190 --> 00:19:10.210
  • WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES IT UNPLEASANT?
  • 00:19:10.220 --> 00:19:15.070
  • I WOULD IMAGINE IT WOULD BE, WELL, I JUST GET SO TIRED.
  • 00:19:15.080 --> 00:19:18.230
  • WE ALL GET TIRED, DON'T WE?
  • 00:19:18.240 --> 00:19:20.190
  • OR MAYBE IT'S A STRAINED RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:19:20.200 --> 00:19:23.080
  • YOU HAVE WITH A COWORKER OR WITH YOUR BOSS.
  • 00:19:23.090 --> 00:19:26.040
  • OR MAYBE IT IS THE GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
  • 00:19:26.050 --> 00:19:28.150
  • THAT JUST SEEM TO KEEP PILING UP THAT MAKE YOUR WORK HARDER.
  • 00:19:28.160 --> 00:19:31.260
  • THE REASON OUR WORK IS HARD IS BECAUSE WE LIVE
  • 00:19:31.270 --> 00:19:34.140
  • IN A SIN INFECTED WORLD, BUT IN REVELATION 22:3
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:38.130
  • IT SAYS IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
  • 00:19:38.140 --> 00:19:40.080
  • THE CURSE OF SIN WILL BE REMOVED.
  • 00:19:40.090 --> 00:19:43.130
  • IN HEAVEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO PERFORM OUR WORK
  • 00:19:43.140 --> 00:19:46.010
  • IN BODIES THAT NEVER GROW TIRED.
  • 00:19:46.020 --> 00:19:49.020
  • WE'LL NEVER HAVE STRAINED RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:19:49.030 --> 00:19:51.020
  • WE'LL HAVE PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:52.160
  • WE WON'T BE OVERBURDENED WITH REGULATIONS.
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:54.260
  • WE WON'T BE FIGHTING AGAINST AN UNCOOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:19:54.270 --> 00:19:58.040
  • ALL OF THOSE THINGS WILL BE REMOVED
  • 00:19:58.050 --> 00:20:00.170
  • AND WE'LL EXPERIENCE THE WORK
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:02.150
  • THAT GOD INTENDED FOR US TO ENJOY.
  • 00:20:02.160 --> 00:20:05.240
  • WHAT IS IT THAT WE'LL BE DOING, WHAT WILL OUR WORK ENTAIL?
  • 00:20:05.250 --> 00:20:09.120
  • TWO WORDS I WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN.
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:10.290
  • FIRST OF ALL, OUR WORK OF CULTIVATING.
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:14.120
  • THAT IS, TAKING WHAT GOD HAS CREATED
  • 00:20:14.130 --> 00:20:16.240
  • AND MAKING IT EVEN BETTER.
  • 00:20:16.250 --> 00:20:19.030
  • FOR EXAMPLE, CHERRIES ARE GOOD, CHERRY PIE IS VERY GOOD.
  • 00:20:19.040 --> 00:20:25.080
  • 00:20:25.090 --> 00:20:27.150
  • BUT WE REALLY LIKE GUACAMOLE SALAD, DON'T WE?
  • 00:20:27.160 --> 00:20:30.190
  • THAT'S PART OF CULTIVATING, TAKING WHAT GOD IS GIVING
  • 00:20:30.200 --> 00:20:34.070
  • AND IMPROVING UPON IT, BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE
  • 00:20:34.080 --> 00:20:37.080
  • A WORK OF CREATING, THAT IS AS HUMAN BEINGS GOD HAS GIVEN US
  • 00:20:37.090 --> 00:20:41.170
  • THE ABILITY TO CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING.
  • 00:20:41.180 --> 00:20:45.120
  • FOR EXAMPLE, GOD SAID TO ADAM IN THE GARDEN,
  • 00:20:45.130 --> 00:20:48.030
  • "I'VE MADE THESE ANIMALS,
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:49.230
  • "I WANT YOU TO COME UP WITH THE NAMES FOR THEM.
  • 00:20:49.240 --> 00:20:52.130
  • "I WANT YOU TO THINK UP IMAGINATIVE NAMES
  • 00:20:52.140 --> 00:20:55.000
  • FOR THESE ANIMALS," AND SO ADAM USED HIS CREATIVITY
  • 00:20:55.010 --> 00:20:57.250
  • TO NAME THE ANIMALS.
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:20:59.070
  • TODAY WE SEE MAN'S GOD GIVEN CREATIVITY AT WORK.
  • 00:20:59.080 --> 00:21:02.170
  • THE INVENTION OF THE AUTOMOBILE, THE JET AIRPLANE,
  • 00:21:02.180 --> 00:21:05.010
  • THE IPHONE ARE ALL TESTIMONIES TO A GOD GIVEN CREATIVITY.
  • 00:21:05.020 --> 00:21:09.190
  • WHY DO WE THINK IN HEAVEN
  • 00:21:09.200 --> 00:21:11.000
  • THAT WON'T BE PRESENT AS WELL IN OUR LIVES?
  • 00:21:11.010 --> 00:21:14.030
  • WE'LL USE THE GIFTS GOD HAS GIVEN US.
  • 00:21:14.040 --> 00:21:16.190
  • SOME PEOPLE WILL WRITE BOOKS.
  • 00:21:16.200 --> 00:21:18.080
  • OTHER PEOPLES MAY PRODUCE MUSIC.
  • 00:21:18.090 --> 00:21:20.190
  • OTHER PEOPLE MAY PRODUCE MOVIES.
  • 00:21:20.200 --> 00:21:22.200
  • THERE ARE NO TELLING HOW GOD
  • 00:21:22.210 --> 00:21:24.130
  • WILL USE OUR CREATIVITY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:27.070
  • NOW, I SAID THAT OUR WORK IN HEAVEN
  • 00:21:27.080 --> 00:21:29.040
  • WILL BE AN EXTENSION POSSIBLY OF OUR WORK HERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:21:29.050 --> 00:21:33.200
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR LIFE WORK SHOULD BE
  • 00:21:33.210 --> 00:21:35.280
  • BOTH ON EARTH AND IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:21:35.290 --> 00:21:38.270
  • MY FRIEND BOB BIEHL HAS A GREAT QUESTION
  • 00:21:38.280 --> 00:21:41.100
  • YOU OUGHTA ASK AND ANSWER FOR YOURSELF SOMETIME.
  • 00:21:41.110 --> 00:21:44.270
  • BOB SAYS, "IF MONEY AND EDUCATION WERE NOT A FACTOR
  • 00:21:44.280 --> 00:21:49.170
  • "AND YOU COULD DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD YOU WANTED TO DO
  • 00:21:49.180 --> 00:21:52.280
  • "KNOWING YOU WOULDN'T FAIL, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?"
  • 00:21:52.290 --> 00:21:57.090
  • ISN'T THAT A THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTION?
  • 00:21:57.100 --> 00:22:00.050
  • IF THERE WERE NO LIMITATIONS OF MONEY OR EDUCATION
  • 00:22:00.060 --> 00:22:02.260
  • YOU COULD DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD
  • 00:22:02.270 --> 00:22:05.000
  • AND KNOW YOU WOULDN'T FAIL AT IT, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:08.040
  • THAT GOES A LONG WAY IN DETERMINING
  • 00:22:08.050 --> 00:22:10.240
  • WHAT GOD'S LIFE WORK IS FOR YOU.
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:13.050
  • GOD'S WILL FOR OUR VOCATION IS THE
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  • INTERSECTION OF OUR PASSIONS AND OUR SKILLS.
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  • THAT'S WHAT PAUL IS SAYING.
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  • GOD'S WORKING IN YOU, GIVING YOU BOTH THE WILL,
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  • THAT IS THE DESIRE AND THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE HIS PURPOSE.
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  • MUSIC
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  • THERE'S SO MUCH MORE WE NEED TO COVER ABOUT TODAY'S TOPIC
  • 00:22:35.290 --> 00:22:39.140
  • ANSWERING THE QUESTION, WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?
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  • LET ME URGE YOU TO TUNE IN TO TOMORROW'S PROGRAM
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  • GOD HAS GREAT THINGS PLANNED FOR US IN HEAVEN,
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  • WELL, THERE'S STILL A LOT MORE TO LEARN
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