Growing up in my family nothing could keep us from watching Hee Haw on Saturday evening. For those younger than 50, Hee Haw was a country variety show with music and humor. I loved watching Junior Samples, Grandpa Jones, Buck Owens and Roy Clark. A couple of years ago we had LuLu Roman sing at our church.
One of my favorite people on Hee Haw was Grady Nutt. He was a Southern Baptist minister who shared funny stories.
In November of 1982 his plane crashed while returning from a revival in Alabama. Everyone on board was killed. He was 48 years old.
At his funeral they told stories and jokes and celebrated his joyful life. As his best friend gave the eulogy…He shared the hope we have in Christ, Grady’s hope. He closed by saying, “Y’all know Grady ain’t here…only his shell…the Nutt has gone home!.”
He was speaking an important truth. This body we live in is just a shell. These bodies we live in now are just temporary. They get sick, they break down, they get old and they die. They are not designed to house an eternal soul for eternity. And every single person has an eternal soul which gives life to these temporary bodies.
This Sunday I will continue a four-part sermon series called: Finding Hope. It is based on 1 Corinthians 15. This week, my message is “Our Future Body” from 1 Corinthians 15:35-50.
I hope you will join me and discover what our future body will be like in Heaven. How will our eternal body be different from the temporary one we have now? How will it be similar? What kind of body do our loved ones have now? Will we recognize our friends and family in Heaven?
I hope by answering these questions we will all gain some wisdom about taking care of our body. It is always ironic the disproportionate amount of time, energy and money Christians spend on their temporary body. While we should take care of our body as the “Temple of God”, we should take better care of our eternal soul.
Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.