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Bible Study: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
Posted on Aug 21, 2013 | by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources

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NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.

This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies for Life curriculum.

Bible Passages: John 14:1-3; Revelation 21:1-4, 22:1-5, 12-14

Discussion Question: Beyond what the Bible tells us, when you think of heaven, what comes to mind?

Food for Thought:

Once or twice a year, my family hops in the car and makes the long trek from Tennessee to Texas. Depending on which side of the family we're seeing, it is either 11 or 14 hours on the road. We try to merge gas stops, bathroom breaks, and hunger pains into single stops because every time we pull off the interstate, we just lengthen the time it takes to get home. And if we hit a construction zone, our trip gets even longer.

All those stops and delays fade away when we stand at the front door of our family. We're home! And that's all that matters.

Living the Christian life is a long journey. There are stops and delays along the way, but we keep pressing on. Why? Because it's worth it to get home. God has told us what we need to know about heaven. We can be encouraged as we are reminded of the promise of Christ's return and our home awaiting us in heaven.

Bible Studies for Life
Bible Studies for Life is a family of resources that addresses key issues in the lives of adults, students and kids. Bible Studies for Life has been updated for fall 2013. Visit
www.biblestudiesforlife.com and use it to help you "Connect The Unconnected," "Strengthen Families" and "Disciple People With Wisdom." Free session downloads are available, plus PDFs and videos that explain the improvements made to this Bible study resource.

Other ongoing Bible study options offered by LifeWay for all ages can be found at LifeWay.com/SundaySchool.
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