CHAPTER 50: Heaven

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).

  • HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF REALITY (John 14:2)
  • HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF RADIANCE (Revelation 21:18)
  • HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF REST (Revelation 21:18)
  • HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF RECOGNITION (Matthew 17:3; 1 Corinthians 13:12)
  • HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF REWARD (2 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; 1 Peter 5:1-4)


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From GuideStone President and Author O.S. Hawkins: There are 52 verses that every believer should know and memorize — one for every week of the year. It is written with three types of individuals in mind:

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O.S. Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of GuideStone Financial Resources.

O.S. Hawkins 

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GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention

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