Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016

Read:  2 Corinthians 5:1-4, 12:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

What does Paul mean by being “unclothed”? What does this imply about a pre-resurrection state?

How does “sleep” also relate to the pre-resurrection state? What does this mean for those who have died?

What must have to happen in order for the resurrection to occur? How would you explain this to others?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016

Read:  Isaiah 65:20-25, Mark 9:2-8, Matthew 22:22-33

How does Isaiah’s description of a new heaven and earth help bring clarity to the experience of eternity?

How does the transfiguration experience in Mark 9:2-8 also help provide insight? Be specific.

Explain how you anticipate things will be the same or different comparing eternity to here and now?

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

Read:  Genesis 1:27-31, Revelation 21:1-4, Isaiah 65:17-19, 2 Peter 3:8-13, Hebrews 1:10-12

How does scripture describe heaven as a final state? What does this teach about here and now?

What kind of relationship will take place between God and man? How is this a return to the original plan?

How does this help you anticipate heaven? How does this encourage you? Be specific.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016

Read:  John 3:16-17, 14:6

In what way does the Gospel and Jesus' sacrifice for our sins imply a Heaven and Hell?

How would removing these options undermine the Gospel?  Be specific. What would the result be?

How do you see this happening today? What is the solution? How can help?

Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016

Read:  Matthew 5:22, 29-30, 10:28, 23:15, 33

Why did Jesus teach about Hell?  What does this imply about the errors of universalism?

How would you respond to someone who claims to follow Jesus and doesn't believe in Hell?

Why is this often a hard topic to think about or discuss? How does God want you to adjust?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

Read:  Matthew 4:17, 5:3, 10, 12, 16, 6:9-10, 20

Why did Jesus make the "kingdom of heaven" central to his mission and message?

What does this imply about the other option for eternity? Why is this an important balance?

How should an eternal perspective change daily life? How is God challenging you to think differently?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

Read:  John 5:25-29, 11:21-26, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Given that people are physical and spiritual beings, what does a resurrected body highlight?

In what way is there going to be a two-stage process? How does this challenge your perspective?

What does this imply about how people will experience eternity? Be specific.