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Philippians 1:19-26 1. 74% of Americans believe in life after death 59% believe in hell “This world is not my home” “Everybody wants to go to heaven…”

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1 Philippians 1:

2 74% of Americans believe in life after death 59% believe in hell “This world is not my home” “Everybody wants to go to heaven…” (Kenny Chesney) 2

3 “The soul that sins, it shall die” Preacher told me last Sunday mornin’ Son, you better start livin’ right You need to quit the women and whiskey And carrying on all night Life affects eternity, Gal 6:7-10; Rom 2:5-11 Life affects eternity, Gal 6:7-10; Rom 2:5-11 Jesus warns us to repent, Luke 13:1-5; 1 Peter 4:1-6 Jesus warns us to repent, Luke 13:1-5; 1 Peter 4:1-6 ◦ Lasciviousness and fornication, Matt 5: 27-28; 1 Cor 6:18; 2 Tim 2:22 ◦ Alcohol / drugs, 1 Pet 4:3; Prov 20:1 3

4 “For to me…to die is gain” Don’t you wanna hear him call your name When you’re standin’ at the pearly gates I told the preacher, “Yes I do” But I hope they don’t call today I ain’t ready Called to heaven? Matt 25:20-21, 34 (Rev 21:27) Called to heaven? Matt 25:20-21, 34 (Rev 21:27) ”I hope they don’t call today” Phil 1:21-23 ”I hope they don’t call today” Phil 1:21-23 Ready to die? Lk 12: 20 (Jas 4:13-17) Ready to die? Lk 12: 20 (Jas 4:13-17) ◦ Unprepared, Psa 52:5-7 ◦ Prepared, Psa 39:4-6 4

5 “I go to prepare a place for you” Everybody wants to go to heaven Have a mansion high above the clouds Everybody want to go to heaven But nobody want to go now Jesus promised “mansions” to the faithful, Jno 14:1-3 Jesus promised “mansions” to the faithful, Jno 14:1-3 Desire ≠ Hope Rom 8:24-25, Desire ≠ Hope Rom 8:24-25, Priorities (Matt 6:33) Priorities (Matt 6:33) ◦ Heaven later..world now = DEATH! 1 John 2:15-17 ◦ Deny self, Luke 9:23; Gal 2:20 5

6 “Do not do your charity…to be seen” Said preacher maybe you didn’t see me Throw an extra twenty in the plate There’s one for everything I did last night And one to get me through today “See me…” cf. Matt 6:1-4 “See me…” cf. Matt 6:1-4 Giving is not an “indulgence” that forgives sin! Giving is not an “indulgence” that forgives sin! ◦ Acts 5:1-11 ◦ 1 Cor 16:2 ◦ 2 Cor 9:6-7 6

7 “Redeeming the time…days are evil” Here’s a ten to help you remember Next time you got the good Lord’s ear Say I’m comin’ but there ain’t no hurry I’m havin’ fun down here Views preachers as hirelings, Jude 11 (1 Tim 5:18) Views preachers as hirelings, Jude 11 (1 Tim 5:18) “Ain’t no hurry” cf. Eph 5:16 “Ain’t no hurry” cf. Eph 5:16 “Havin’ fun” cf. Amos 6:3; 9:9-10; Matt 24:48-51 “Havin’ fun” cf. Amos 6:3; 9:9-10; Matt 24:

8 “His servants shall serve Him” Everybody wants to go to heaven Get their wings and fly around Everybody want to go to heaven But nobody want to go now “Wings and fly around”? “Wings and fly around”? ◦ Serve God in the triumphant glory of eternal life, Rev 21:21-26; 22:1-5 8

9 “His servants shall serve Him” Someday I want to see those streets of gold in my halo But I wouldn’t mind waitin’ at least a hundred years or so Wait 100 years or so? 2 Cor 4: Tim 4:6-8 Wait 100 years or so? 2 Cor 4: Tim 4:6-8 9

10 “The righteous judgment of God” Everybody wants to go to heaven It beats the other place there ain’t no doubt Everybody want to go to heaven But nobody want to go now Heaven and hell are real! Heaven and hell are real! Nobody wants to go to hell… Nobody wants to go to hell… But, most are living like they do! Rom 2:5; Matt 5:29-30 But, most are living like they do! Rom 2:5; Matt 5:

11 “Praise the Lord” Everybody wants to go to heaven Hallelujah, let me hear you shout Everybody want to go to heaven But nobody want to go now I think I speak for the crowd Hallelujah: “Praise Jehovah” Hallelujah: “Praise Jehovah” Keynote of heaven’s triumph song, Rev 19:1-6 Keynote of heaven’s triumph song, Rev 19:1-6 “I think I speak for the crowd”, Matt 7:13-14, “I think I speak for the crowd”, Matt 7:13-14,

12 Do you want to go to heaven now? Felix was not ready, Acts 24:25 Felix was not ready, Acts 24:25 Paul was ready, 2 Tim 4:7-8 Paul was ready, 2 Tim 4:7-8 Now is the day of your salvation! 2 Cor 6:2; Rom 13:11-12 Now is the day of your salvation! 2 Cor 6:2; Rom 13:11-12 Are you ready to go now? 12


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