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The Eternal Shore

September 1, 2019 Speaker: AJ Roberts Series: Journey to Joy

Passage: Romans 8:18–8:23

Our Journey to Joy will only heighten when our faith becomes sight. There is coming a day when saints of all time and space will not just enjoy the pleasures and bliss of the New Earth, but will see God face-to-face. This was the great hope of those ancient pilgrims and remains to be the hope of Christian pilgrims today. Take heart, pilgrim. Heaven is coming—where all things will be made new!

 

Reading Plan: 

Monday: Romans 8:18-23

Tuesday: Genesis 1:1-2:25

Wednesday: Revelation 21:1-22:21

Thursday: Revelation 21:1-5

Friday: Philippians 1:21-23

Saturday: Isaiah 65:17

Sunday: Romans 8:18-23

 

Questions: 

  1. ICE BREAKER: If you could go back in time and meet any person, who would it be? 

  2. “The New Earth” will descend from above and God will eternally dwell with His people (Rev 21:1-5). How does this imagery compare to many of today’s common views of Heaven? 

  3. How could a proper understanding of Heaven influence a Christian’s bucket list aspirations? 

  4. Will Heaven be an eternal, continuous worship service? Why or why not? 

  5. Engage with this statement: “Just as a fear of Hell has no power to save, neither will a desire for Heaven save us.” 

  6. What could it mean when one is willing to embrace the eternal bliss of Heaven without the presence of God? 

  7. A father of one of our missionaries passed away on Wednesday evening. The sting of loss is only heightened by the distance apart. Thankfully, this brother now knows the joys of The Eternal Shore, but those he left behind grieve and lament bitterly. We grieve with those who grieve. Let us pray for the A. family in group this week.

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