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Life is not always fair

Life Is Not Always Fair – Ecclesiastes 9:11

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Life is not fair. But we can look forward to life in the Father’s house as his dearly loved children, with every tear wiped away.

Can you take it with you?

Can You Take It with You? – 1 Corinthians 3:14-15

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There is a reward when I build on the foundation of Christ with gold, silver, or precious stones. It is a reward that awaits me in heaven.

The One Who Endures to the End

The One Who Endures to the End – Matthew 10:22

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What awaits us is beyond compare. So endure to the end, and experience the salvation that the Lord has prepared for us.

No Longer Any Sea

No Longer Any Sea – Revelation 21:1

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There may be oceans in the new creation. But the chaos and fear that the sea represents will have no place in the new heaven and earth.

Jesus Wants Us to Be with Him

Jesus Wants Us to Be with Him – John 17:24

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Jesus gave his life to rescue me from a fate I richly deserved. And now, because of his love, he wants me to be with him in his glory.

Living by Faith

Living by Faith – Hebrews 11:13-16

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Live as foreigners and strangers in this world, looking forward to the eternal home God has prepared for those who live by faith.

Where Was Jesus for Three Days?

Where Was Jesus for Three Days? – 1 Peter 3:19-20a

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Where was Jesus' Spirit during the three days his body lay in the tomb? Contrary to popular belief, he was in paradise rather than hell.

Rejoice that your name is written in heaven

Rejoice that Your Name Is Written in Heaven – Luke 10:20

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Are you a child of God? Then you can rejoice that your name is written in heaven. There can be no greater joy than knowing our Lord.

Seated in the heavenly realms

Seated in the Heavenly Realms – Ephesians 2:6

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If we have been born again, we live in two realms. We live here on earth. But we have also been seated in the heavenly realms with Christ.

Plenty of Room in the Father's House

Plenty of Room in the Father’s House – John 14:2-3

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Jesus tells us that he has gone to prepare a place for us in his Father's house. And it will be a place with plenty of room for each of us.

An Open Door No One Can Shut

An Open Door No One Can Shut – Revelation 3:8

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The church of Philadelphia had been faithful through many trials. And now an open door was placed before them that no one could shut.

Today you will be with me in paradise

Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise – Luke 23:42-43

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Jesus' promise to the repentant thief on the cross was "today you will be with me in paradise." What a wonderful promise to all believers.

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