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Heaven Wednesday Night Bible Study Palm Beach Lakes church of Christ. Lesson 3 Identity In Heaven. Two Main Goals :. 1. To lead us to a greater desire to be in heaven with our God. 2 . To gain a true, Biblical understanding of Heaven. . First Point .

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Heaven

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Palm Beach Lakes church of Christ


Lesson 3

Identity In Heaven


Two main goals
Two Main Goals:

1. To lead us to a greater desire to be in heaven with our God.

2. To gain a true, Biblical understanding of

Heaven.


First point
First Point

There is only one expert on

the topic of heaven, and that

is God.


Second point
Second Point

The only true perception of

heaven is what God reveals to us

through His Holy Word.


A look a t heaven
A Look At Heaven

We have looked at ……

Ancient cultures

Modern views of heaven

Heaven in the light of our faith

Inside heaven

The nature of God

Who is in heaven


A look at heaven
A Look At Heaven

We have looked at ……

Heaven is a home for children

Heaven is a home of books

Heaven is a home of glory

What won’t be in heaven


Just speculation
Just Speculation

Some points to ponder…….

-Is there time in heaven?

-Will there be day and night?

-Will we sleep or always be in a state

of consciousness?

-What about relationships?


Our f inal victory
Our Final Victory

We shall be changed in a twinkling of

an eye.

Our mortal bodies are corruptible.

1 Corinthians 15: 50-53


Our identity in heaven
Our Identity in Heaven

Will we know each other in heaven?

- The Bible projects the hope of heaven.

1 Peter 1: 3-4

  • Looking at Abraham.

    Genesis 25: 8-10

  • Looking at Job

    Job 19: 23-27 , James 5: 11


Our identity in heaven1
Our Identity in Heaven

Will we know each other in heaven?

  • Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob

    Matthew 8: 11

  • Moses and Elijah

    Mathew 17: 1-8 , Hebrews 11:25- 26


Our identity in heaven2
Our Identity in Heaven

Will we know each other in heaven?

A look at Luke 16: 19-31

Two people. Richman & Lazarus

They conversed

One worried

One was in Abraham’s bosom

One was in a place of torment


Our identity in heaven3
Our Identity in Heaven

Will we know each other in heaven?

Family

Luke 20: 27-38

We will not be married.

What is the purpose of marriage?


Our identity in heaven4
Our Identity in Heaven

Will we know each other in heaven?

What is the purpose of marriage?

Companionship Amos 3:3

Enjoyment Hebrews 13:4

Completeness Genesis 2:23

Fruitfulness Genesis 1:28

Protection Eph. 5:25, Titus 2:4- 5

Typify Christ & The church Eph. 5: 31-33


Our identity in heaven5
Our Identity in Heaven

What conclusion can we draw right now?

-People here on earth are the same people

in eternity.

-People are identifiable

-God is identifiable

-We have been given a specific identity


Our identity as a citizen
Our Identity As A Citizen

United States Great Seal: E Pluribus Unum

We live in a great melting pot

Our greatest citizenship is in heaven. Phil. 3:20

Offered to all people, all places, at all times

We can choose not to be a citizen


Our identity as a citizen1
Our Identity As A Citizen

Privileges of being a citizen of heaven

A new start

A great relationship with God

A great family

Live forever in your place prepared by

Jesus.


Our identity as a citizen2
Our Identity As A Citizen

We are Christ’s ambassadors here.

2 Corinthians 5:20

An ambassador has to understand the

relationship between his country and the

one he is stationed in.

John 15: 19


Our identity as a citizen3
Our Identity As A Citizen

We are not of this world

2 Corinthians 6:14

Righteousness – Lawlessness

Light – Darkness

Christ – Satan

What do these things share together?


Our identity as a citizen4
Our Identity As A Citizen

We are not of this world

John 18:36

Aion - unbroken age

Oikoumene- world of the Greeks

Ge – can be translated as planet

Kosmos – orderly arrangement


Our identity as a citizen5
Our Identity As A Citizen

Monasticism- Living apart from the

world to concentrate on God.

( being a monk)

MatthieuRicard, molecular geneticist

and Tibetan monk dubbed

“Happiest man on the Earth”

(bbncommunity.com)


Awesome discussion questions and interesting remarks
Awesome Discussion Questions And Interesting Remarks

  • Why did Jesus use the term “kingdom”

  • Do the monks have the right idea?

  • How can a Christian be unstained by the world around him or her?

  • How should we live as citizen of

    heaven?


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