50 things that won’t be in heaven
Looking forward to the end of all the stuff that ruins life.
I’m preaching a weekend retreat for high schoolers as I write this. On the second night I talk about sin, God’s wrath and hell. The next night I talk about the cross, resurrection and heaven. I love telling them about heaven. They always come up with all kinds of questions for me.
- Will we know each other?
- What will we look like?
- Will we be able to skate?
- Will we be able to drive any car we want?
- Is it going to be like camp?
- I know there are a bunch of high schoolers who read this blog. I just want to encourage you to keep asking questions.
For the record I don’t know the exact details of what we will do but I do know it will be better than anything you can imagine. It will especially be better than what we deserve for our sin, the wrath of God in hell.
One verse that get’s me really excited about heaven (specifically the New Heaven or the New Jerusalem) is Revelation 21:4.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
What this verse does for me is it causes me to ponder all the things that WON’T be in heaven (of course the point of heaven is that Jesus will be there and sin will be no more). I have actually made a list of the things I’m excited about leaving behind. I’d love for you to add to it in the comments section!
- band aids
- first aid kits
- fasle prophets
- false doctrines
- political debates
- social anxiety
- tissues (no crying!)
- car wrecks
- eating disorders
- school shootings
- credit cards
- debt collectors
- theological debates
- sad songs
A former youth coordinator for Mars Hill, Mitch is seeking to partner with your youth group through speaking at events, camps, retreats and conferences. For booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org