the hope of heaven. jesus’ resurrection = our resurrection
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The Hope of Heaven
Jesus’ Resurrection = Our Resurrection
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 1 Corinthians 15:20-21 (NIV)
In Adam vs. In Christ
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
1 Corinthians 15:22-23 (NIV)
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9 (NIV)
Creation to New Creation,
For we are God’s handiwork, createdin Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14 (NIV)
Kingdom of God
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Matthew 6:9-10 (NIV)
In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure,Ephesians 1:7-10 (NIV)
which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
Ephesians 1:7-10 (NIV)
Death to New Creation
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Luke 23:43 (NIV)
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:22 (NIV)
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Revelations 2:7 (NIV)
The Other Option
The Hope of Heaven