Mike Wittmer writes on how to reach people who don’t care about heaven or the afterlife. He gives three tips:

  1. Lead with lesser hopes.
  2. Close with highest fears.
  3. Invite them to church.

By all means, let’s tell people about the immense comfort of going to heaven when they die. Who can imagine that first moment when we see Jesus? But let’s also tell them this inexpressible climax is not the end. Heaven is not our final destination, but the first leg of a journey that is round trip (this is why our soul’s journey to heaven is called “the intermediate state”). Christians believe in the three R’s: the return of Christ, the resurrection of the body, and the restoration of all things.

Read the whole thing.