Exalting Christ and Loving People

What will we do in heaven?

Alta Vista Baptist Church service for Sunday January 17th. Pastor David Elliott will be continuing with the series Lift Up Your Eyes on heaven.

Video

The service video will go live at 10:30 on Sunday morning: https://youtu.be/rve7TJACXPE.

Sermon Audio

Audio download: 20210117_do_in_heaven.mp3

Notes

( Printable notes: 8-Do-in-heaven.pdf )

1. WE ARE GOING TO ____________ IN HEAVEN

And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels…       (II Thess. 1:7)

-Hebrews 4:1-3a, 6, 9-11

-Revelation 14:9-13

2. WE ARE GOING TO ____________ IN HEAVEN

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve Him. (Rev. 22:3)

Genesis 1:28;  2:15

Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”(John 5:17)

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.      (John 4:34)

I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. (John 17:4)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, (Colossians 3:23)

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

Matthew 25:1, 14-30

To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. (Rev. 3:21)

See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. (Isaiah 65:17)

-Revelation 21:1-2, 9-12, 18, 19a, 21-23, 27

3. WE ARE GOING TO ______________ IN HEAVEN

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4:23)

-Rev. 5: 8-14;  7:9-11

Digging Deeper

(For personal study, family devotions or Care group use)

Q1: If you had an entire day to do whatever you want to do, what would you do?

Q2: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being utterly exhausted and 1 being completely at rest, what number would you use to rate where you are at right now? 
Q3: Read Hebrews 3:7-15.  What hindered God’s people from entering God’s rest? What might the Lord want you to do differently right now to enter His rest?

Q4: Take a moment to list all the different jobs you have had.  Which ones frustrated you?  Challenged or stretched you?  Why?

Q5: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (II Cor. 9:8) 

What resources are you lacking right now to do accomplish the “work” God has given you to do?  Take a moment right now to pray and ask God to provide what you need.

Q6: Eternity is a long time. Have you ever thought about what you might do in heaven? Take some time with a cup of tea or during a long walk to meditate on what your work in heaven might look like.  Dream big!

Q7: When you think about worship, what delights your soul?  What gets in the way of you truly worshipping the Lord?  

Q8: Read Psalm 138.  What truths in this passage move you to worship our great God?