1. The of the End

For the believer, where is our Citizenship according to Philippians 3:20?

 

What’s your “go-to” song to help you refocus on Heaven?

 

A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” – C.S. Lewis

 

After a reading of the following passages, what should the Christian’s attitude be toward The Return of Christ?

Titus 2:13, 1 Corinthians 1:7, Philippians 3:20, and 1 Thessalonians 1:10

 

The last day is hidden, so that everyday should be regarded.” – St. Augustine

 

2. at the End

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

 

What does 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 and 2 Corinthians 5:10 teach us about our Future?

 

But store up for yourselves in Heaven… For where your is there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-20

 

We can give to God Our T, Our T, or Our T.

 

3. for the End

We are not Christians who are citizens of the earth, trying to get to Heaven; we are citizens of Heaven, trying to figure out how to live on this earth.” – Vance Havner

 

Colossians 3

Setting our affections On Things Above (Thinking Heaven), has an impact on our Life:

  • P 3:5-7
  • S 3:8-17
  • R 3:18-21
  • P 3:22; 4:1
  • H 3:23-24

 

Those who think most of the next world, do the most in this world.” – C.S. Lewis

There are two days on my calendar this day and that day.” – Martin Luther

 

Additional Notes and Thoughts:

 

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

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