We have been considering the connection between how we view the future and our ability to live a focused, Kingdom-centered life. Jesus applied this dynamic to how we view the coming end of days and how our outlook should be filled with a reverent expectation and vigilance (see Luke 17:20-27). Jesus makes the powerful connection that what we anticipate in the future will mold the way we live now. From the earliest prophetic teachings to end-of-time prophecies we can be sure that both were given to change the way we live our lives today.
Today we will consider some common questions that people have regarding heaven in an effort to distinguish tradition & truth. Today’s question are:
1. Will we have bodies in heaven?
2. What will I do in heaven?
3. Will I recognize people in heaven that I have known during my life on earth?