Our Hope Beyond the Grave (Part 2)



What do we do when the Bible seems to contradict itself? It is not good enough to choose only those passages which seemingly support one's already established view on any given subject. If the bible is indeed inspired, there should be a definite harmony throughout its pages and teachings. Therefore, having established the fact that the vast bulk of verses dealing with the nature of humanity clearly indicate that we are not immortal in spirit, it is important that we give due consideration to those Bible texts which are often used to substantiate the idea of the immortality of the soul.

Furthermore, what are the implications of conditional immortality for the popular understanding of an eternally burning hell? Where is hell? What is the purpose for hell? How long will hell burn for? This presentation will answer these questions an numerous others.

Our Hope Beyond the Grave (Part 1)



Have you ever thought about the following questions:

If the dead don't really die, but go straight to heaven, why does the Bible describe them has having no cognitive, emotional, physical, social or spiritual facets? What's the point of a resurrection - as taught in the Bible - if the dead go straight to heaven when they die? Furthermore, if we go straight to heaven when we die, why does the Bible say that Jesus only gives out the rewards of eternal life and eternal death at his coming? How do we harmonize the idea that the wages of sin is death with the idea that death is not really dying, but simply a change in state of being - either eternal life in heaven or eternal life in hell? As long as sin and sinners exist in hell, can the plan of salvation actually accomplish its goal, in the ultimate sense, of removing all traces of sin from God's universe?

The Bible presents beautifully clear answers to these questions.

Our Immortal God



God is the only being in all of the universe who has life unborrowed, underived and original. On the other hand, all of creation receives life as a gift from God. Unfortunately, when sin entered into the human experience it brought with it the inevitable consequence of death. But why is death 'inevitable'? More importantly, what is death in its essence? In order to understand this, one must understand what happened at the creation event and how sin impacted upon God's original intention behind creation.

Our Resurrection & Life



Death will not be the victor! It is simply a brief interruption. The Bible describes the experience of death as "sleep" - a word that highlights death's temporary nature. Looking beyond the immediate sense of loss and pain, Scripture offers great consolation and hope, pointing forward to a day when Jesus' return will act as a divine alarm clock, waking the dead from their temporary sleep to an eternal morning of youthful vigor. It is no wonder that the last sentence in 1 Thessalonians 4 says, "Therefore comfort one another with these words."

Our Hope Inspiring Comfortor



Does death ever cause you to wonder about the 'goodness' of God? Have you ever wanted to blame God for your brokenness, pain or loss? If you have, this presentation is for you! Indeed, we live in world full of tragedy, disappointment, suffering and death. It's easy - almost natural - to place the blame for all this at God's doorstep. But what if there's more to the story than meets the eye? What if the final chapter of this life's tragedies has not yet been written...

Our Returning King of Kings



Have you ever longed for a better world? Imagine a place where there will be no more pain, suffering or death. The salvation offered through Jesus not only provides forgiveness from sin and the power of true transformation; it culminates with final redemption from this world’s environment of sin when Jesus returns as King of Kings. Nothing is more important than being ready for this great event. Preparedness for the second coming of Jesus is not something to neglect or take lightly. Upon this depends your eternal life and happiness.