Living From An Eternal Perspective – Message Notes – 2.12.06

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Matthew 6:10 “On Earth as it is in Heaven.”

What is heaven? What is it like? Does heaven excite you?

All cultures have either looked back to or forward to a Golden Age, when things would be set right.

Ecclesiastes 3:10-11 – But God has set eternity in our hearts. Each of us know down deep that there is something more because God has set eternity in the hearts of men.

What are the barriers to living for Heaven?

  • Materialism/preoccupation with this life – Matt. 6:24; 19:16-30

  • We are spiritually dead unless God saves us – 2 Cor. 4:3,4

  • We have a lack of hope and are given to a desire for instant gratification. How does it affect my life now? 1 Th. 1:3 says that the endurance that we have to live this life is inspired by the hope that God gives us. If we lose our hope, then we will also lose our ability to endure.

The Truth

  • God has made us for eternity – Eph. 2:6-7

  • Matt. 6:19-21 – we are store up for ourselves treasures in heaven

  • John 14:1-4 – Jesus has gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us

  • Phil. 4:8-9;

    Col.

    3:1-4 – We are to think on things above

What will Heaven be like?

  • Worship – Rev. 4

  • We will reign and rule with God – Rev. 20:4-6

  • Creation will be restored – 2 Peter 3:3-15; Romans 8:20-21

  • A New Heavens and a New Earth – Rev. 21:1-14; 22-27; 22:1-7

So, how does this affect us?

  • Jesus has the victory – 1 Cor. 15:50-58

  • God will restore creation to its previous glory and moreso and we will be restored to our original purpose (Gen. 1:26-28).

  • If we live for the next life, we will be infused with grandeur and the blessing of eternity. Live for this life, and the mundane and temporal will overtake you, killing your soul. This world is not our home (Phil. 3:18-21).

  • Living for eternity reorders our priorities – 2 Cor. 5:1-10; 1 Cor. 3:10-15. We live to please God, knowing that our life and actions matter.

  • What is your response – Rev. 22:12-16

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