This is episode six of a six-part series. Several years ago when I was a pastor at Door of Hope church, we challenged the entire church to read the whole New Testament in 90 days. These teachings were my attempt to guide people through the big ideas and theological themes of the New Testament.
This teaching comes from the final chapters of the Book of Revelation, where we find many images about the time when heaven and earth are brought together. The phrase "eternal life" for many people conjures up images of a non-physical, spiritual world where you live forever with God. This is not the idea of "eternal life" in the Bible, so let's check our assumptions at the door and open our minds to learn all over again what it means to hope for the arrival of eternity!