IsnŐt Heaven Enough?
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Do you want to be content (Philippians 4:11-12) and happy (Psalms 144:15)?
1. Can you realize that there are some things not worth your concern (Matthew 6:24-34)?
2. Realize what is enough (Hebrews 13:5).
B. I am not saying you cannot enjoy living physically (Ecclesiastes 5:18-19), butÉ
1. Happiness doesnŐt come through things (Ecclesiastes 5:10-11).
2. A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth (Luke 12:13-21).
II. Body: Do You Want Heaven (Psalms 119:166, Psalms 119:174, Romans 8:22-25, II Corinthians 5:8-9, and II Peter 3:11-12)?
A. What does your level of motivation say (Galatians 2:20 and II Timothy 4:6-8)?
1. How much effort do/have you put in (I Corinthians 15:58)?
2. How long do you plan on working spiritually (Hebrews 6:10-12)?
3. Are you easily moved away from the course (Colossians 1:21-23)?
4. What would you sell out for (Mark 8:34-38)?
B. Have you considered GodŐs long-term planning and investment in you getting to Heaven (I Peter 1:18-25)?
1. He was/is forbearing (Romans 3:25).
2. Jesus chose to go through with GodŐs plan (John 10:17-18).
3. As if Heaven is enough, how in the world can you not want to do all you can to show your appreciation toÉ
a. Our Father that loved us (I John 3:1).
b. The only begotten Son of God who died for us (II Corinthians 5:14-15).
c. Others who suffered to bring us the truth (Matthew 23:34).
4. On top of all of that, HOW ABOUT HIS COMMITMENT TO YOU (Romans 8:31-39)?
C. Are you ready to accept the kind of pleasure on earth that will make Heaven a reality (Psalms 40:8, Romans 5:1-4, II Corinthians 12:10, Hebrews 11:24-26), though it is not sensible for worldly minds (I Corinthians 2:14)?
1. The faithful arenŐt troubled when focused (II Corinthians 4:8-5:1).
2. The faithful stay focused through the word (Psalms 119:92) and in hope (Titus 3:7-8).
3. You were NOT created to find and fulfill you own desires (Revelation 4:11), therefore you wonŐt find happiness in those things (Ecclesiastes 1:1-14 and Ecclesiastes 12:7-14).
D. Does it make sense that youŐd seek joy from things that are temporary (Isaiah 55:1-3)?
1. What do you work hardest for (John 6:26-27)?
2. Why shouldnŐt you love the world (I John 2:15-17)?
3. Why would this world give us joy when your home is elsewhere (Philippians 3:20)?
4. If you have no peace in your life have you considered you might be the problem (Isaiah 48:22 and Isaiah 57:21)?
III. Conclusion: Unspeakable joy belongs to those whom are/will be satisfied with eternal life (I Peter 1:3-9).
© 2015 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager