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Raising Rock Stars ~ Heaven

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." - John 14:3

Where is Heaven?  Can we walk to Heaven?  Can we drive to Heaven?  Of course, the kids all laughed at these questions but it helped make my point.  We cannot get to Heaven on our own.  Only through Jesus will we get to Heaven (read: John 14:5) .  We have to believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and ask Him to forgive us for our sins and invite Him to live in our hearts.

When will we go to Heaven?  My children are young so we only discussed this briefly.  We talked about when we die, if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will go to Heaven.  I told them about my Nana and Papa who both died when they were much older, they are in Heaven now.  One day, when we get to Heaven we will see them again.  Death is not something I have had to talk about with my kids (thank goodness).  They do understand that at some point everyone dies.  But that is as far as we went. 

The second way we can get to Heaven is called the second coming.  When God decides it's time for everyone who believes in Him to go to Heaven He will come back and get us.  Nobody will ever know when this time will be.  This is why it is so important that we are all ready, at all times. 
Who will be in Heaven?  Will everyone be there?  We briefly discussed that not everyone will go to Heaven.  But when we get to Heaven we will get to see Jesus and the angels.  We will see my nana and papa.  Josh and I both told them that we know 100% that we will be going to Heaven.  Everyone who believes and has asked Jesus for His forgiveness will be in Heaven.
What is Heaven like?  We talked about the pearly gate, the mansions God is preparing for us, the streets of gold and the walls that are built out of precious stones.  Heaven is going to be absolutely beautiful, so beautiful we cannot even begin to IMAGINE it!  There will also be no death, sadness, crying or pain in Heaven. There will be no hitting or fighting.  Nothing bad will ever enter into Heaven. 

Heaven is going to be SO amazing!!! 

Rylee asked us if we would be able to take our toys with us.  We explained to her that no, we wouldn't take ANYTHING with us.  God will give us EVERYTHING that we need! 

This week we discussed how important it is for us to share with others about Jesus and what He did for us.  We need to spread Gods word so others will be able to (hopefully) accept Jesus and go to Heaven to live forever.
Each of the kids colored a Gate to Heaven coloring page (printed from DLTK Kids).

* ABC Song
* Oh you can't get to Heaven

We're excited to be raising Rock Stars!!!

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