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GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY
Intro: Ill. Hard work and cold water! They go sooooo good together! Ill. Good news is like a drink of refreshing, cool water. Listen, God's people need some good news! The saints are too burdened this evening! Too many of God's children have lost their shout and developed a pout! Far too many have been sold a bill of goods by the devil and have lost all their joy in the Lord. Well, I've got some good news for you this evening!
I got to thinking, there just isn't much good news coming out of the world tonight! If you listen to all the major news stories fo the day, you are bound to get defeated and discouraged. I mean, you can't watch the news or read the paper without getting defeated. But wait a minute! What if heaven published a newspaper? If they did, it would contain nothing but good news.
If they did, what would the headlines say? Well, since Jesus Christ is the centerpiece of Heaven, Col. 1:18, I am sure that every headline would be about Him in some way. He, Who should be the object of earth's attention, is the object of Heaven's attention. As I thought about what kind of headlines they would publish in Heaven, I realized that I have an anthology of Heaven's headlines in my hand! In this blessed old book, there is a record of the big news stories of glory. Let me share a few of them with you this evening!
I. John 3:16 FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
II. John 19:30 IT IS FINISHED
III. Luke 24:34 THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED
IV. John 14:2 I GOT TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU
V. Rev. 22:20 SURELY I COME QUICKLY
VI. 1 Thes. 4:17 SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD
VII. Rev. 22:17 WHOSOEVER WILL LET HIM COME
VIII. Acts 16:31 BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED
Conc: Thank God for a few precious promises from the Word of God! What do Heaven's Headlines mean to you? Before we finish this evening, let's turn briefly to the want ads section of the paper. Here is a listing you might find interesting: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.", Eze. 22:30. The Lord is looking for some men and women who will put Him first, take Him at His Word and go everywhere telling this lost and dying world about God's good news from that far country. Let's cancel our pity parties, stop receiving "Woe Is Me Magazine" and get busy praising the Lord for what He has given us.