Have you ever left the United States? If you have, then you know you must have a passport. A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel. You cannot legally enter or leave the country without one. The application process currently takes about four to six weeks.
Here’s the problem. We are planning a rookie mission trip for those within our congregation who have never been on an international trip. But we kind of waited a little too late. In order to get the best airfare rates, we need to book the flights in the next two weeks. If you have never been outside of the United States then you probably have never applied for a passport. If you wait too late, like we did, you will probably not get it in time. So it does not make much sense to have a trip for those who cant go.
That is kind of the story of my life and that is having a great idea, only after it is too late. So let me urge all of you who are watching if you don’t have a passport, get one! It is not that expensive and it is pretty easy to do. The passport is good for ten years and that way when you get a chance to go on a mission trip, you will actually be able to go.
Do you have a passport for heaven? Will you be accepted by God? No, it wont take a passport to die, but it will take one to get into heaven. Not a physical one granted by these great United States, but rather a passport given by Jesus himself. He claimed to have all authority in heaven and on earth and said that He is the way to enter heaven. If you don’t know him you can. If you already do know Him then remember, your passport thus your citizenship is from heaven above.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
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