Minister's Message

“A Traveler’s Guide to Heaven”

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Truly God has blessed our lives to roll on just a little while longer, and for that we should be thankful!  If I should ask the question, “do you want to go to heaven?” unquestionably every member would answer in the definite affirmative.  But if I ask, “are you preparing to go to heaven?” it is likely that some of the positiveness would be missing from the affirmative answer.  Someone once said that “heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people!”  So, how might one prepare?  The following is adapted from the Dallas West Bulletin some years ago.

Accommodations: Arrangements for accommodations must be made in advance.

Passports: Persons seeking entry will not be permitted past the gates without having proper credentials and having their names already registered with the ruling authority (Rev. 21:17).

Tickets:  Your ticket is a written pledge that guarantees your journey.  It should be claimed and its promises kept firmly in hand (John 5:24).

Departure Time:  The exact time of departure has not been announced.  Travelers are advised to be prepared to leave on short notice (I Cor. 15:15:51, 52).

Luggage:  No luggage can be taken (1 Tim. 6:7).

Air Passage:  Travelers going directly by air are advised to watch daily for indications of departure (1 Thess. 4:16).

Vaccinations and Innoculations:  Injections are not needed as diseases are unknown at the destination.

Currency:  No need for currency, supplies will be furnished by God (Phil. 4:19).

Clothing:  Will be provided (Isa. 61:10).

Reservations:  Apply at once! (Rom. 10:17; Heb. 11:6; Acts 17:30; Matt. 10:32; Mark 16:16).

Someone once said, “Everybody talking about heaven ain’t going there!”  Are you making preparations?  My prayer is that the answer is “Yes!”  May God continue to smile His benedictions down upon us, and may we continue to hold to His unchanging hand.   Until next week, University church family, remember our Mission and Vision: “A New Testament church seeking to evangelize, starting with the central core of Greater Cleveland. We will use our unique gifts and opportunities to engage with the community to bring souls to Jesus, develop and equip them for a 21st century ministry.”  As we move forward, please remember that God loves you, Jesus died for you, I love you, and I am your servant for Jesus’ sake!

Yours because of Calvary,

Terrance R. McClain, PhD







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