Presentation on theme: "A future worth living for"— Presentation transcript:
1 A future worth living for Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!Isaiah 43:18 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
2 In the New Testament there are many passages about the future and the coming again of Jesus Christ
3 God gives us what we need LoveForgivenessAnswersFuture
5 3 components to salvation Past Forgivenes for the mess madeRomans 3:23-25a23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.
6 3 components to salvation Past Forgivenes for the mess madePresent Change from the inside Romans 8:9You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
7 3 components to salvation Past Forgivenes for the mess madePresent Change from the insideFuture Freedom from decayRomans 8:21... that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
8 Belief in the afterlife is found in all cultures
12 Luke 24:37-4337They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?39Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. 40When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, Do you have anything here to eat? 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate it in their presence.
13 Philippians 3:20-2120But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
14 Romans 8:21... that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
15 Revelation 21:1-51Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. 5He who was seated on the throne said, I am making everything new! Then he said, Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.
17 If you really believe this then you won’t accept … 20 million in slavery todayin the sex industriesMore on human trafficking than drugsOne billion live on less than 1 EuroSo many never heard280 million ‘untouchables’ in India
18 It is OK to experience a holy indignation about what Satan has managed to destroy