Questions of Faith – Is Heaven For Real?

A Study Guide for September 4th Questions of Faith 

Today’s Faith Question: Is Heaven for real?

Please read Revelation 21 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship.

Sermon Focus: “On Afterlife”

Key Verse: Revelation 21: 4

   “See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.”

     What are your beliefs on the afterlife?

     What do you believe John means when he says “Death will be

     no more?”

Key Verse: Revelation 21: 22

   “I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the
Almighty and the Lamb.”

     Consider the description of the New Jerusalem, how does this

     agree or disagree with your understanding of heaven?

     What hope does this passage from Revelation offer to you?

Wesleyan Connection: Heaven

   Is it a place, a realm, a future home, or a current reality? John depicts a heavenly throne where praise occurs continually, prayer rises as incense on behalf of the saints, and a holy army prepares to follow the Messiah into final victory. In the story of Revelation what happens in heaven affects what happens on earth. Though separated by a veil, events are synchronized. In the end of our story, heaven comes down to earth and all things are made new. Heaven is helpful now, even as we wait for it to come fully.

      -Excerpt from the Wesley Study Bible.