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Kingdom Of Heaven

What every Christian (for that matter, everyone) needs to know!
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Kingdom Of Heaven

  • 1. <ul><li>What Is the Purpose of Life? </li></ul><ul><li>Eat, Drink and Be Merry, for Tomorrow We Die? </li></ul><ul><li>I Think, Therefore I Am? </li></ul><ul><li>He Who Dies With the Most Toys Wins? </li></ul><ul><li>Life: A Curse or a Blessing? </li></ul>Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 2. <ul><li>Confusing Issues That Affect Life Goals </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dichotomies vs Paradox </li></ul><ul><li>Success and Worldliness (Business and Religion Don’t Mix) </li></ul><ul><li>Selfishness, Self-denial, False Humility Rewards Vs Fixation on Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived Value and Conflict of Earthly Life Versus Eternal Life </li></ul>Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 3. <ul><li>What Is the Christian Life All About? </li></ul><ul><li>What Should a Christian Be? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Securing a Ticket to Heaven? (Once Saved, Always Saved) </li></ul><ul><li>Being a Good Person? (Works or Deeds) </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Maximum Good to the Earth? (Protect the Environment?) </li></ul>Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 4. <ul><li>What Is the Christian Life All About? </li></ul><ul><li>What Should a Christian Be? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Get and Consume the Most During This Life on Earth? (Prosperity Gospel) </li></ul><ul><li>Seek Poverty, Self-denial or Maximum Suffering? (ascetism and Guilt) </li></ul>Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 5. <ul><li>The Big Picture </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Classic Bridge Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>The Kingdom Perspective </li></ul>Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 6. The Classic Bridge Perspective Chasm God / Heaven You sin Holy Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved. All human efforts fall short… Solution: Christ died for you!
  • 7. The classic Bridge Perspective Chasm God / Heaven You sin Holy Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved. While the facts are all true, it is usually presented in a vacuum. It over-emphasizes grace and dangerously downplay cause-and-effect and consequences (core kingdom truths! A paradox!)
  • 8. The Kingdom Perspective time 0 AD 33 AD NOW End Eternity Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God Beginning Creation Fall Eden © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved. This perspective says there are TWO realities; political, social, etc. Every person has to make a choice. Which kingdom does he/she want to be part of, NOW? Its rules: oppression, war, disease… Its rules: love, joy, peace… Kingdom of Darkness HELL Kingdom of Heaven
  • 9. The Kingdom Perspective time 0 AD 33 AD NOW End Eternity Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God Beginning Creation Fall Eden © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved. Kingdom of Darkness HELL Kingdom of Heaven
  • 10. The jigsaw puzzle Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God Fishing net Hidden treasure Workers in the vineyard Yeast Fine pearls Mustard seed Wheat and Weeds Feast in the kingdom It’s within or among you Forcefully advancing Unmerciful servant © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Glimpses of the Kingdom Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God Bearing Fruit – Rewards (destiny) God’s great desire to see fruit in us, and the ominous consequences of being fruitless Hierarchy – from the greatest to the least in heaven, we will not resurrect equally Favor: God loves all, but esteems each differently Mystery – the wise and humble accepts God’s terms and knows the limits of knowledge in this life © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Kingdom Implications and Consequences for YOU The danger is great Isaiah 14: 12-15, 1 Peter 5: 8,9 The stakes are high Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Isaiah 14:12-15 12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!   13 You said in your heart, &quot;I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.   14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.&quot;   15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 14. 1 Peter 5: 8,9 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 15. Kingdom Implications and Consequences for YOU The great dangers – spiritual warfare Isaiah 14: 12-15, 1 Peter 5: 8,9 The great scheme – God’s plan Rev 7: 9 Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 16. Rev 7: 9,10 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: &quot;Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to The Lamb.&quot; All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: &quot;Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!&quot; © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 17. Kingdom Implications and Consequences for YOU Make sure Jesus is Lord of your life He must be your first love Always be humble and willing before Him Always believe and trust He is GOOD Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 18. Kingdom Implications and Consequences for YOU Life is a gift – work, play, love, enjoy, give it all you got. God delights in that. Life is most satisfying when you give yourself away. Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God Life is a test – Who will be God? You or Him? Love Him deeply, become familiar with His mysterious ways, be grateful always. © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.
  • 19. Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God Kingdom Implications and Consequences for YOU This life is totally connected to the next Be fruitful – grow, mature, multiply It is about you – IN HIM The goal of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever © copyright Henry Ho, 1999-2008. All rights reserved.

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