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A Guaranteed Reservation

Heaven Hope Inheritance

Source: Certian Hope for Uncertian Times

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Contributed By: Glenn Newton | Date Posted: 2016-07-19

Scripture: Philippians 1:6 ; 1 John 4:13

Author: Glenn Newton
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ILLUSTRATION

I travel frequently, and there is no better feeling than knowing I have a confirmed reservation. My wife and I once had a late flight into Dallas and when we arrived at our hotel, at 2 a.m., they did not have our reservation. We were tired and there was no room at the inn. As a matter of fact, there were no rooms at any inns! Since our reservation for the next night was in Oklahoma City, I called the hotel, explained the situation, and asked them if I could get an extremely early check-in if I went ahead and drove up. They were kind enough to let us check in at 6:00 a.m. and there was no better feeling than knowing we had a reservation when we pulled up! 

APPLICATION

Christian’s have a guaranteed reservation in heaven! Isn’t that a great feeling?

"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6). 

"By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit" (1 John 4:13). 

A Precious Last Will and Testament

Inheritance Legacy Parenting

Contributed By: Chris Horton | Date Posted: 2015-05-11

Scripture: Psalms 145:4

Author: Chris Horton
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ILLUSTRATION

I was at the airport with my wife, flying cross-country to deliver a message on Psalm 145 and as we were seated and waiting I commented to my wife, "Well if this plane goes down with us together, our children are going to be very disappointed, I still haven't done anything on that will."  

All common sense tells us we are much safer in the plane than we were on the Los Angeles Freeway on the way to the airport, but flying always seems to make one consider.  During the flight I reviewed Psalm 145. When I came to verse 4, I realized that there was a far more precious inheritance then the one I was concerned about at take-off.  

"Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power."  This is the inheritance that we must be sure to impart to our children - I want them to inherit a thankful heart - to hear our praises and thank God for his mighty acts and proclaim His power.

APPLICATION

It is normal for a parent to worry about their children and it is prudent for them to have a plan in place so their children will be taken care of in the event of their death.  But  money is not everything and it is not even the most important thing.  We must be sure to share God's mighty acts - we must proclaim His mighty power - they must be aware of the miracle He has performed in our hearts.

This is the worthy inheritance and testament that we must leave for our children.

Family Thankful for Heirloom Plucked From Sewer

Inheritance Riches Maturity

Source: "Lost Family Heirloom Found In Sewer Thanks To These Tireless Sanitation Workers" By Ryan Grenoble, posted The Huffington Post, 11/20/2014

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-11-25

Scripture: Ephesians 1:18

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

A Union City, California, family is full of gratitude this Thanksgiving season as a family treasure was retrieved from the bowels (pardon the pun!) of the Union Sanitation District's sewer lines.

The HUFFINGTON POST reports, "Workers recovered an heirloom from the sewer more than six weeks after the family's toddler flushed it down the toilet."

The heirloom--a valuable diamond and sapphire ring--was dearly cherished by the Tapal where it had been passed down from generation to generation. It seems, however, that the family's 3 year old son didn't quite appreciate its value as he dropped it into the toilet and proceeded to flush it down.

A search for the ring conducted by a plumber turned up nothing, so they called the USD as a last-ditch effort. That's when workers Johnny Powell and Victor Vasut, fathers themselves, stepped up to help.

Crews flushed sewer lines in the Tapal's neighborhood multiple times in search of the ring, and were about to admit defeat when they finally found it on Nov. 14. Per a USD media release, the family treasure had traveled more than a third of a mile from the Tapal's house, tumbling around corners and nearly falling into a larger sewer line where recovery would have been all but impossible.

"It's rare to find something like this. It's like a needle in a haystack," Collections Supervisor Shawn Nesgis told USD.

After what we assume was a very thorough cleaning, the ring is now back where it belongs.

APPLICATION

Who flushes a valuable family heirloom down a toilet? Someone lacking the maturity to understand what they are doing, that's who. Learn to value the preciousness of the inheritance you have received in Christ, passed down many generations for you to enjoy.

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people" (Ephesians 1:18).

World's Largest Life Insurance Policy Makes Record Book

Salvation Reward Inheritance

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-03-18

Scripture: Colossians 3:24

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Huge Payout of Unclaimed Property

Inheritance Salvation Riches

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-02-15

Scripture: Philippians :

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Jesus' Will

Peace Inheritance Devotional Thoughts

Contributed By: Pat Sage | Date Posted: 2014-02-09

Author: D.L. Moody
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Couple Hits Jackpot Twice In One Day

Blessings/Blessedness Inheritance Riches

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-04-06

Scripture: Lamentations 3:22 ; Psalms 103:12

Author: Melissa Locker (for TIME)
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Living In Glass Houses

Criticism Golden Rule

Contributed By: Neal Pollard | Date Posted: 2019-09-15

Scripture: Matthew 7:12

Author: Charles Panati
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Giving Quotes Part 2

Giving Quotes Part 2

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-09-19

Author: Various
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Forgiveness Quotes Part 2

Forgiveness Quotes Part 2

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-06-16

Author: Various
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