Winning Ways - from Hillcrest Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
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What Is Heaven Like?
A businessman wanted to send a floral arrangement to a colleague who was opening a branch office. The colleague called later in the day to ask him why the attached card read, "Rest in Peace." The businessman apologized for the mix up and
quickly called to chastise the florist. The florist gasped, "Oh no! That means somewhere in the cemetery there's a bouquet with a note reading, 'Good luck in your new location!'"
No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave...; all the labours of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and the whole temple of man's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins.
She went on and told me all about the good place. She said all a body would have to do there was go around all day with a harp and sing, forever and ever. So I didn't think much of it.... I asked her if she reckoned Tom Sawyer would go there, and she said, not by a considerable sight. I was glad about that, because I wanted him and I to be together.
Huck had a problem with heaven because Miss Watson had given him the wrong idea of heaven. But when we replace our mythologies with what the Bible really says about heaven, we can get a lot more excited about it. Come this Sunday @ 10 and find out!
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