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1 Peter 1.3-5 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the.

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2 1 Peter Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. Scripture Reading

3 What Is Heaven?

4 1 Peter Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1, mc 1 Peter 1.3-9, vv 1 Peter 1.3-5

5 Is it no more sorrow? (Rev 21.4) Does it have a street of Gold? (Rev 21.21) No matter what your image is it probably is not what I am going to paint Close Your Eyes What Is Your Image of Heaven?

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7 Requirement Make Me Want To Go! One Thing Being afraid of hell does not mean you desire heaven

8 Research Heaven 583x327x OT 256x NT Heaven NT144x Gospels 112x Rest of NT 24x Acts 32x Romans-Jude 56x Revelation Heavens 133x “Kingdom of Heaven” 32x Only in Gospel of Matthew Word Search, e-Sword Version 8.0.6

9 Matthew "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5, mc Matthew , vv Matthew 5.3

10 Matthew Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5, mc Matthew , vv Matthew 5.10

11 Matthew "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7, mc Matthew , vv Matthew 7.21

12 Matthew "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. Matthew 13, mc Matthew , vv Matthew

13 2 Corinthians Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found [without clothing]. 2 Corinthians 5, mc 2 Corinthians , vv 5.1-3

14 1 Peter Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. Next Time we will look at John’s Image of Heaven in Revelation 21 1 Peter 1, mc 1 Peter 1.3-9, vv 1 Peter 1.3-5

15 Endnotes Lesson: Heaven, Part 1 Presented: May 16, 2010 Author: Raymond Harriswww.raymondharris.com All Scripture Quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version; used from Bible Verse Citation is provided in a specified format: Book Name, Minimum Verse Context (mc), Specific Verse/Verses (vv) Such as seen in: 1 Peter 1, mc , vv Occurrence and totals for the English word heaven, heavens, and the phrase kingdom of heaven, KJV e-Sword word and exact phrase search, e-Sword version 8.0.6

16 Image Credits Lesson: Heaven, Part 1 Presented: May 16, 2010 Author: Raymond Harriswww.raymondharris.com Bible in Front of Yellow Light – unknown Tree of Life – First Peter, Gospel of Matthew, First Corinthians – City in the Clouds – tUWd07hnCU/s400/jer.bmphttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h7jlvB-0-Vc/SZ7Yk766YdI/AAAAAAAAAsM/- tUWd07hnCU/s400/jer.bmp Circled River – Arch Lighted Walk Way – Street of Bricks – jpghttp://www.pacificspirit.org/news/uploaded_images/Streets-paved-with-gold jpg Mountain and Clouds – Sunlight through the Clouds – aven.jpg aven.jpg Holy Bible with Concordance – unknown


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