Heaven

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The Gate of Heaven

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Who Will You Take With You?

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The Connection between Heaven and Home

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The Secrets of Prayer

Sweet By and By

Hymn History: Sweet By and By

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."  - John 14:2 We are thrilled...
Tell Mother I'll Be There

Hymn History: Tell Mother I’ll Be There

"Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice." - Proverbs 23:25 We are thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of how...
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Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God by Pastor Hooks

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From the Field to the House

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All the Way to the Palace

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

Hymn History: When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead...
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Our Eternal Home

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Put It All In His Hands

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Put It All In His Hands

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Famous Last Words

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Reigning

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Settled.

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Divine Love

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From Lost to Saved

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Almost Home

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Seated With Christ

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Three Things That Come From God’s Presence

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My Future Residence

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A Stark Contrast

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What Makes Heaven Home

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All Things New

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Heaven Opens to Earth

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WORTHY

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Three Things From Earth That Will Be In Eternity

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Weep Not

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Four Pictures — One Purpose

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More To Come

Are you worn down? Nerves on edge? Wondering what is coming next? These have been challenging days for so many, but we should not be surprised. As we near the...
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The Throne

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How Its All Going to End

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Thoughts for Christian Citizens

All Christians have a dual citizenship. We are temporary, earthly citizens of the nation where God has providentially allowed us to live and we are eternal, heavenly citizens of a...
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Still Worshipping Together

Today a precious friend, a faithful preacher, a man of prayer went home to be with Jesus. He walked with God and, in the last few hours, like Enoch, "he...
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Three Practical Ways to Enjoy Your Journey

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Help For Life And For Death

He was only 39 years old when he died, but he looked much older. War will do that to a man. His death by human logic was unnecessary and untimely...
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A Forwarding Address

Several years ago we relocated from Tennessee to West Virginia. It was the first big move in our married lives. There were a host of little details to care for,...
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What If You Only Had Twelve Hours To Live?

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Living On The Edge

"Living on the edge" is considered to be adventurous or dangerous, depending on your perspective. The person on the edge is close to peril. In fact, we are all living...
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Reflections On The Death Of My Childhood Friend

Last night I was asked to share a few thoughts at a memorial service for one of my childhood friends. Ramie and I attended kindergarten through high school together. He...
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The Final Stop

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Keys To The Open Door

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Guest Post: “When Two Worlds Collide”

Mark Fowler and his wife Stephanie have been special friends to me and Tammy since college. The Lord is using them to lead a growing church in Elizabethton, TN. We...
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Hope

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3 Truths to Remember When You Are Disappointed

Life in a fallen world is full of disappointments. Situations don't always turn out the way you hope. The best people let you down. Your own intentions fail to become...
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A Better Way to Say Goodbye

Over the last few months several of my dearest friends have said goodbye to loved ones and watched them slip away to Heaven. Moments like these remind us all that...
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Christmas in Heaven?

There is a well-known song that imagines what Christmas must be like in Heaven.  In truth, Heaven is one endless season of joy.  In that beautiful place the wonder of...
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What About Eternity?

A friend and I were enjoying a time of fellowship together just a few days ago.  During the conversation I asked about a man who had been a pastor in...
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Dealing with Goodbyes

Goodbyes are hard.  I was standing in a security line at an airport not long ago preparing to go through the regular process that has become so much a part...
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Christianity is a Crutch

Recently I was in Vancouver, British Columbia for a meeting.  On Saturday night I had a little time alone at the hotel and decided to do the Christian (and Canadian)...
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Remembering

Just a few days ago I had the privilege of being back where I grew up in West Virginia.  It was refreshing to walk around my grandparents farm again and...
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Thoughts on the Home-going of My Uncle

Family is a very precious thing.  I have been blessed with a wonderful heritage that I hope, by God's grace, to pass on to my children.  Last night I stood...