Posts Tagged ‘Heaven and Hell’

Why Every Person Should Attend a Funeral Once a Year

Monday, July 28th, 2014

  Every person should attend a funeral at least once a year. Going to a wedding reminds you that the marriage bond is sacred.  Going to a funeral reminds you that life is a vapor and one day yours will be gone. When it is announced in church that someone has died, I try to […]

Six Realities of the Resurrection

Monday, April 14th, 2014

With the celebration of Easter comes a magnificent reality for the Christian. This is the glorious power of the resurrection – the historical reality that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. As Christians, we believe that God has spoken to us through His Word. We believe His Word is true. And the Bible says that […]

The Decision That Really Matters

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

    The Decision That Really Matters #4/4: Restored! How God can Give Back What You’ve Lost Joel 3:1-21   September 21st / 22nd 2013 by Pastor Colin S. Smith “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and […]

10 Things Christ Promises to Reward

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Our lives are filled with many choices of how to spend our time, energy, and resources. Some live for money and possessions, amassing as much as they can, while some invest their time in education or entertainment, hoping to find long-lasting value and enjoyment. How do we make the best use of the choices we […]

Bible Q&A: What is the Difference Between Heavenly Rewards and Salvation?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Question: What is the difference between heavenly rewards and salvation? Answer: The answer to the first part of your question can be found in the Bible verse: “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).  The apostle Paul is contrasting 2 […]

Bible Q&A: There Will Not Be What in Heaven?

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Pastor Tim Augustyn from Unlocking the Bible answers the following listener question: “I listened to your message on heaven this morning, and the thing that bums me out about heaven is that there will be no sex there. Is that a correct understanding? And if there is no sex in heaven, won’t it be less […]

What is the Importance of the Ascension of Jesus Christ?

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Much is said in Christian circles the importance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ while not a lot gets said about the importance of the ascension of Jesus Christ. Here is a short but helpful video from the Unlocking the Bible team (Steve Hiller, Sam Kee, and Colin Smith) tackling the topic in an encouraging […]


Monday, February 27th, 2012

    Heaven #8/9: The Inside Story of Your Future Life Revelation 7:9-17   February 25th / 26th 2012 by Pastor Colin S. Smith “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”  Revelation 7:10   All of us are on our way, either to something that is infinitely better, […]


Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

  Hell #7/9: The Inside Story of Your Future Life Mark 9:42-48   February 18th / 19th 2012 by Pastor Colin S. Smith   “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were […]

The Gathering

Monday, February 6th, 2012

  The Gathering #5/9: The Inside Story of Your Future Life 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   February 4th / 5th 2012 by Pastor Colin S. Smith “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who fall asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.”  1 Thessalonians 4:13   […]

Dying in the Lord

Monday, January 16th, 2012

  Dying In the Lord #2/9: The Inside Story of Your Future Life Revelation 14:13 January 14th / 15th 2012 by Pastor Colin S. Smith Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their […]

Dying in Your Sins

Monday, January 9th, 2012

  Dying in Your Sins #1/9: The Inside Story of Your Future Life John 8:12-24   January 7th / 8th 2012 by Pastor Colin S. Smith   “I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin.” John 8:21   Some years ago, I came to know a […]

Consummation – You Will See God (Day 21)

Monday, December 26th, 2011

God’s plan for the universe is that His Son Jesus Christ will be glorified in it forever. When God has redeemed His people, the whole creation will be renewed and adapted for their eternal joy.  John saw a new heaven and a new earth. (Rev 21:1)  Not a different earth, but a new earth, – […]

The Day God Turned His Face Away

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The Day God Turned His Face Away #3/7: 7 Words from the Cross Matthew 27:46 April 30th / May 1st 2011 by Pastor Colin S. Smith “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 Easter has passed, but our series on the cross continues.  That’s significant.  It would be easy to view […]

A Thoughtful Response to “Love Wins”

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

In mid-April nearly 6,000 people (average age < 30) attended the Gospel Coalition’s national conference at McCormick Place in Chicago.  The Gospel Coalition has increasingly come to represent the position of bible-loving believers from a denominationally-diverse perspective that is, at the same time, theologically and biblically-grounded, articulate and thoughtful.  One issue that was recently addressed in a Gospel Coalition blog is […]

Jesus Will Show You His Glory

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Jesus Will Show You His Glory #7/8: Rock Solid: 7 Promises Christ Makes to You John 17:24   February 20th / 21st 2010 Pastor Colin S. Smith   “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because […]

Restore Creation!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

   Restore Creation! #9/9—Restore My Soul: 9 Heart Cries for Revival Isaiah 65:13-25 & 66:22-24   November 1st /2nd 2008 Pastor Colin S. Smith   “Behold, 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 It’s always interesting to see […]

Jesus Warns His People about Hell

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