Last night I went up to
I started out with a disclaimer that what we were about to discuss raised more questions than answers as is the case whenever you study the Bible. Then we dove into some texts about heaven (Isaiah 65, Amos 9, 1 Corinthians 15, and Revelation 21 to name a few). Throughout scripture heaven is here and not in some other place. All the imagery in the Old and New Testaments points to a restoration, renewal, rebuilding, and reconciliation of THIS world, and the work we do in THIS world has something to do with it also. Heaven isn’t just about our souls it’s about everything. Feeding the hungry, healing sickness, saving from poverty, freeing from slavery… it’s all kingdom work and it has everything to do with heaven.
It was fun playing substitute youth pastor and getting to engage the Bible with such a cool group of students.