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What Is Heaven Like?

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  • What do you remember learning about Heaven as you were growing up? Who or what were your sources of information?
  • Ryan shared how it’s easy for all of us to approach topics like Heaven and reading Scripture with pre-conceptions and assumptions. What makes it challenging to approach the Bible with an open mind and without bias? Do you think you have any biases or assumptions that impact you as you read Scripture or think about Heaven?
  • Read Revelation 21:1-6. What can we learn about God’s plan for people and for the planet from this passage? What can we learn about Heaven?
  • What is confusing to you from this passage? What questions does it raise for you?
  • Jesus taught his followers to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:9-10). What does it mean to bring Heaven to earth?
  • What is a way you feel like God has gifted you in bringing Heaven to earth?
  • Ryan talked about being intentional with our “dash”—the time between the day we were born and the time we die. What is one way you can be more intentional with your “dash” this week?

Next Steps

If you’re looking to take a deeper dive into what the Bible says about Heaven and the afterlife, consider reading Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

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