March 23, 2014 “A Heart for Heaven”


ILLUSTRATION – When I was a ten-year-old boy my dad was notified that we were being transferred to England to live for three years. At that point in my life I had hardly ever been outside the state of Texas, much less outside the US and across a vast ocean. I was a bit nervous about the fact that I had never flown on an airplane, and that was to be the way we would travel to our new home. So my mom took my sister and me to the library where we checked out books on Great Britain. My sister and I sat in the floor and looked at pictures of the place where we were going to live for the next three years. I read about the different customs of the British people, and I looked at photos of the historic places that I thought I would never see with my own eyes. So the day came and I got on the plane and flew across the Atlantic Ocean to a country I’d never been to before.

Well one day we as believers will die and we’ll make a tremendous journey to fantastic place called heaven. And God’s Word tells us all we need to know about the place we are going and how we’ll get there. So why wouldn’t we want to do learn everything we could learn about that place where we will spend, not three years, not three decades, but eternity?


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    Dr. Michael Dean has been the senior pastor at Travis Avenue Baptist Church since 1991, having also served churches elsewhere in Texas and New Mexico. He and his wife Nan are blessed with two married children and three grandchildren. With a keen sense of calling to shepherd the flock of God entrusted to his care, Michael longs to see people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. His hobbies include long-distance running, golf and hunting.

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