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LESSON 13 • Fourth Week


Background Reading:

Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:34-35, 19:12; Acts 7:48-49; 2 Corinthians 5:1-4;

Philippians 3:20

Devotional Reading:

Matthew 25:1-13; Revelation 21:1-27

Central Verse

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself;

that where I am, there ye may be also."  John 14:3, KJV

Key Terms

Chrysoprase-  Obsolete: an apple-green chalcedony valued as a gem.

Chrysolite- A usually greenish mineral that is a complex silicate of magnesium and iron used, especially in refractories.

Sardonyx- An onyx having parallel layers of sard.

 My entire life, I can remember being told about a place called heaven.  If you are a believer in the Christian Bible and Christian faith,  you are aware of heaven.  It is the object of all plans made by believers for life after death.  The Word of the Lord tells the believers, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this is the judgement: "(Hebrews 9:27).  Just as people make plans for vacations, they must make plans to go to the afterlife, and we are told that it is a place called heaven.


Jesus said that if you believe in God, believe also in Him.  Well, the Word of the Lord tells the believer that heaven is the home of God and that the earth is His footstool (Isaiah 66:1a).  After Jesus was resurrected and spent time with His disciples, He stepped on a cloud and was "taken up into heaven and sat at the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19). Because Jesus, our elder brother, told us He was coming back for us as a groom comes for his bride, the body of Christ is making preparation for the groom to return.


Heaven is waiting for the pure in heart and for those who are willing to pay the price to go.  It is costly; it will cost the believer his life.  He must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Jesus.


1. What are some of the things that the Bible says about heaven?

2.Why does a person have to make plans to go there?

3. How do you know that Jesus is in heaven?

4. What can you expect to see when you get to heaven?

Essential Thought-  "Everybody talking about heaven is not going; for it's a prepared place for a prepared people.