Scripture Picture of Heaven

These are some notes I took from the
Audio part 1 & 2:
“Why Heaven Matters”

By Chip Ingram &

Why Heaven Matters
What the Bible Actually Says (Part 1) John 14: 1-6
Pg. 1 of original notes from link
Audio Part One
Introduction: Why Study Heaven?
1). Our ____misconceptions _____ are crippling us.
• Common misconceptions
• Predictable results
2). We’re ____commanded__ to do so. Colossians 3:1-4
3). A faulty view of heaven destines us to a ___wasted__ life on earth.
John 14:1-11

The Real Heaven Why Heaven Matters
What the Bible Actually Says (Part 1 continued) John 14: 1-6
Pg. 2 of original notes

A Theology of Heaven
Definition – 3 uses of the word:
1. Atmosphere (sky)
2. Stars (astronomy)
3. Abode of God (His dwelling)

The promise of heaven:

🌟 It’s a real, tangible, place John 14
🌟 The Father is there Matthew 6:9
🌟 Jesus is at His right hand Hebrews 9:24
🌟 Believing loved ones are there Hebrews12:23
🌟 Our names are recorded there Luke 10:20
🌟 We have an inheritance there 1 Peter 1:4
🌟 Our citizenship is there Philippians 3:20
🌟 Specific, eternal rewards given Matthew 6:9-21
🌟 It’s the best of earth…better Revelation 22
🌟Sin, death, and sorrow are absent Revelation 22
🌟 Adventure, work, discovery and rulership await us Revelation 22

Heaven in historical context:
1). Past: Eden Genesis 1-2
2). Present: Intermediate Heaven Genesis 3- Revelation (up to chapter 20)
Philippians 1:20-21
2nd Corinthians 5:6
3). Future: New Heaven on New Earth Revelation chapter 22

The Real Heaven, Why Heaven Matters
What the Bible Actually Says (Part 1) John 14: 1-6 Pg. 3 of original notes

Understanding heaven requires a macroscopic view of Scripture _
and a microscopic view of God’s __purposes _ for His people.

This next part is in original notes by Chip ingram and is understood better when drawn in
Macro view of scripture:
Micro view of God’s responses:
GOD the Father
With man on
perfect earth (Genesis 1 & 2)

GOD the Father
Separated from man and a cursed earth (Genesis 3 the fall & O.T.)

GOD THE Father With man on a
temporary earth.
(Matthew, Gospels, letters & N.T.
Up to Revelation chapter 20)


GOD THE Father With man on a perfect
earth forever
Revelation 21 & 22

In Theophany
visits earth
The incarnate Savior
and Redeemer
King of Kings
The Emmanuel

Summary: God _wants__ to be with His people!

Other notes:
Jesus’ death The Rapture Christ’s return and
and resurrection of the Church Final Judgment
Genesis 1-2 Genesis 3 – 1000 Years
Revelation 20
Eternity –
New Heaven &
New Earth
God’s original
intent for mankind
on earth
God’s new heaven
comes down on
the new earth
(See how God’s original garden of Eden was what God wants for us to enjoy with Him in  living relationship)
The Real Heaven Why Heaven Matters
What the Bible Actually Says (Part 1) John 14: 1-6
Pg. 4 of original notes

An Accurate View of Heaven Provides…
• _perspective __in times of trouble 2 Corinthians 4 : 16-18

__peserverance_in times of temptation John 14

• _priorities __ when under pressure Matthew 6

Application / Discussion Questions:
1). Prior to today’s message, how would you rank your knowledge about heaven?
Minimal Expert
2). What did you learn today that shifted your view of heaven? It’s importance? It’s
3). What relationship do you see between overcoming challenges/temptations and
one’s view of heaven?
4). What are you facing today that requires perspective? Perseverance? Priorities?


This blog post covers just the 1st two parts of this series
For more resources, go to
Copyright © 2013 Chip Ingram and Living on the Edge
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    THAT THERE IS AN AFTERLIFE FOR EVERYONE :Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
    John 5:25-29 NASB


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