Tom Delaney was a talented Jazz musician and songwriter. In 1948, Delaney penned the phrase, “Ev’rybody wants to go to Heaven; but nobody wants to die!” For many people, inside the church and outside the church, this is how they feel about death. Death is not something any of us look forward to, but for those who have faith in Christ, death is only the final moment of suffering in which we enter the glory of Heaven. 

Tomorrow we begin a new sermon series, a three-week Biblical study of Heaven.  There are lots of movies and books that say creative and wild things about Heaven, but what does the Bible say?  Here’s some of Paul’s encouragement to us about keeping our hearts focused on things above: