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Word for Veterans Day

Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. (Mark 12:24-25)

Pastor Spencer - Here Jesus treats another very common fallacy about our heavenly existence, namely, that earthly relationships continue or are perpetuated in heaven. It is certainly possible that when in heaven we will recognize those we lived with here in this world during our physical earthly existence, whether they be a former spouse, parent, child, other relative, or friend. But the former relationship will be just that - former. These earthly connections will not continue in the realm of heaven, neither before nor after the Day of Judgment, when our then glorified bodies will be reunited with our souls. This is quite plain from Jesus' words to the Sadducees, who denied the Biblical teaching of the Resurrection of all people at the Last Day. So, when your pastor says during a funeral for Uncle Charlie that "we will see him again," he doesn't mean that this person will still be your uncle; he'll just be good ol' Charlie. The same goes for wives and husbands. A spouse will be in heaven if they believed in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, but they won't be anyone's spouse anymore. Jesus makes that quite clear here. What makes heaven so great and wonderful is not the continuation of our earthly families, but the perfect and glorious relationship we will have with God. We will see Him as He is, and we will live with the Lamb on the Throne forever. We will be able to praise the LORD to His face as it were; to walk with Him as Adam and Eve did during those first heady days after Creation. This is will our joy and delight - not our former human relationships. Certainly, we want our family members to be in heaven with us, not for mere sentimental reasons, but for the same reason we want anyone in heaven - to escape eternal damnation in hell! By all means, let us work and pray and share our faith with others, and let us start in our own households. And let us look forward to the time when our best and closest and only "relationship" will be with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

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Service Times & Map


Adult Bible Time: 9:00 AM

Children's Bible Time: 9:00 AM

Worship: 10:25 AM

Fellowship: 11:30 AM


Bible Break 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Wednesday Worship for Advent 12/7 to 12/21

6:00 PM - Light Supper

7:00 PM - Vesper Service

Trinity Orthodox Lutheran Church
4422 Snyder Boulevard
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
P: (520) 458-5897

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