Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to "spreading the Good News" by educating others about Jesus Christ. His new homilies are posted each week.
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Promises for a New Year Heaven. Pastor Michael Dascoli January 17, 2021 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:1-6 Promise 1: Heaven is a physical place “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 “We…would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 1Corinthians 5:8a “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1John 3:1a Promise 2: Heaven is promised to God's children “God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 Promise 3: Your place in heaven is being prepared by Christ Himself V 2b-3a: "My Father's house has many rooms... If it were not so, would I have told you I'm going to prepare a place for you?" "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has even imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2 NLT I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Promise 4: Jesus is the right road to the Father’s house Promise 5: You are personally invited “…this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.” 1John 5:11-15 Let’s Pray: -What is God’s Spirit saying to you today? -How must you respond?