FYI, he's an entertaining speaker, so you might want to check out his web site or YouTube channel. He emphasizes relationships.
All I know about relationships is they are hard to forge and harder to maintain.
My ears perked up when he said there was no potato salad in Heaven.
I like potato salad, probably too much.
In the Baptist church, as in most religions, when someone dies there is a gathering of people to mourn, quite often at a church, as was the case for my youngest brother a few years ago. One of the staples at such gatherings is potato salad.
It's a comfort food, I guess. I know I feel better when I eat potato salad.
So, since there are no tears in Heaven, and we will never see death again, there is no potato salad in Heaven.
No pain, no sorrow, no death. We exit this life into a better eternity.
Without potato salad?
I think Dr. Lowery is a great speaker, but he might be wrong on this one.
Potato salad is also a standard dish at family reunions, where we gather with those we love and see rarely.
When I get to Heaven, not only will I see my Lord - I'll also see my Mom, my Dad, my Grandparents and my baby brother Tim.
What a glorious reunion that will be. I hope you'll be there too.
We can all have potato salad to celebrate!
A little more:
This is what Christians believe, based on our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.
Everyone feels it, that empty hole in our hearts that we try to fill with alcohol, sex, work, play or potato salad. But it is a God-shaped hole that can only be filled with God.
Jesus is not a myth, nor is He simply an historical figure (referenced in texts other than the Bible). Jesus is the only begotten Son of God and He came to pay the price for the sins of mankind.
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life. 1 John 5:11-12 (NET)We have all done bad things, things that hurt others or ourselves. These actions separate us from God. The only way to bridge that separation is to realize our sin, believe that Jesus saved us by His death and resurrection, and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
It isn't just "fire insurance" - avoiding hell by accepting Jesus. It's the chance to fill that longing in our hearts here on earth, and gain an eternal place in Heaven.