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The New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21:1-8)

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Psalm 73:1-26

SERMON TEXT Revelation 21:1-8
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Why should Christians have a genuine delight for Heaven?

-God is there;
-the Lord Jesus Christ is there;
-fellow believers are there;
-our names are recorded in heaven;
-we are citizens of heaven;
-our inheritance is there;
-our reward and treasure are there.
-our eternal worship of the risen Lamb is there.

1. New Creation (Rev 21:1)
Isaiah 65:17, 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 20:11

2. New City (Rev 21:2)
Revelation 3:12, 22:18-19; Isaiah 52:1; Psalm 46:4-5;
Hebrews 11:10, 16, 12:22-24; Isaiah 54:5, 61:10

3. New Communion (Rev 21:3)
Leviticus 26:11-12; Revelation 7:15; 2 Corinthians 6:18

4. New Condition (Rev 21:4)
Isaiah 25:8, 35:10, 51:11; 2 Tim 1:10; 1 Cor 15:26; Revelation 7:16-17

5. New Command (Rev 21:5)
2 Cor 5:17; Rom 6:4; Gal 6:15

6. New Citizens (Rev 21:5-6)
Revelation 1:8, 22:13, 22:17; John 7:37-38; Rev 2:7

7. New Condemnation (Rev 21:8)
Hebrews 12:14; Eph 5:5-6; Rev 2:11, 20:6, 14