2002-11-17 — What Is This Thing Called Heaven?

Easter 33:
Date: November 17, 2002

Theme: What Is This Thing Called Heaven??

– Revelation 21:1-8

– Ude, John

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 609 : Wake, Awake, For Night Is Flying Hymnary.org link
TLH 302 : The Savior Kindly Calls Hymnary.org link
TLH 301 : He that Believes and is Baptized Hymnary.org link
TLH 656 : Behold a Host, Arrayed in White Hymnary.org link
TLH 463 st. 1,2,5,7: For All the Saints Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 59:1-8, Revelation 21:9-27

Theme: What Is This Thing Called Heaven??

Revelation 21:1-8

The New Heaven and the New Earth

21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (ESV)