THE TRIUMPHANT TRIP TO HEAVEN Part 8
Completion of the Journey
2 Peter 1:1-11
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How we live our lives for Christ in this life will determine how much of heaven we experience in the life to come. All believers will not enter heaven the same way; some will enter richly and abundantly others will enter poorly. For this reasons some will have a sense of shamefulness upon entering heaven.
The way that we enter we will based on our spiritual usefulness here on earth. (2 Peter 1:8) Will we be the servant who took the talents God gave and multiplied them or will we bury what God has given, giving no priority to being rich in good works? (Matthew 25:14-30) In order to complete our journey, and enter heaven triumphantly we must prioritize the eternal over the temporal by actively pursuing spiritual growth. The triumphant completion of our journey will be marked by our decisions to believe and live in light of eternity.
As believers we all have been given equal opportunity to enter heaven victoriously. At the judgment seat of Christ rewards will be assigned based on how we used what we were given while on earth. Revelations 22:12 says Look, I am a coming soon! My reward is with me and, I will give to each person according to what they have done.”
The triumphant completion of this journey has to do with what you prioritize here on earth. Choose to focus on that which is good by prioritizing, spiritual growth, the eternal over the temporal and being rich in good works. 1 Timothy 6:18 says they are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. Start where you are now and maximize your entrance into heaven, take hold of what is truly life! Regardless of age or stage, if you are breathing it is not too late to be rich in good works. Make your eternity apriority and prepare for a victorious entry into heaven.
- Do rewards, temporal and/or eternal motivate you? Why or why not?
- Practically what does being rich in good works mean? How can you prioritize being rich in good works?
- How are you using what God has given you for spiritual usefulness? Share one specific example with your group.
- What has God given you that you are not using for spiritual usefulness? What adjustment do you need to make in this area?
- Based on what you have learned, if you died today what kind of heavenly entrance would you have?
- Have you been able to see any change in your life since applying the principles that have been taught during this series? If so, share a specific example with your group members. If you have not yet seen any change share with your group how they can be praying for you.
- Now that this series has ended, how to plan to continually remind yourself to keep spiritual growth as a priority? What kind of accountability can you put in place?
- Want to dig deeper? Read and reflect on Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, Mark 10:28-30, 1 John 2:28, 2 Timothy 2:12, 1 Corinthians 15:58 and James 2:13
“For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:11
The Triumphant Trip to Heaven
Part 1 - Preparation for Glory
Part 2 - Passion for Your Journey
Part 3 - Faith for Your Journey
Part 4 - Supplements for Your Journey
Part 5 - Growth for Your Journey
Part 6 - Failure in Your Journey
Part 7 - Chosen for the Journey
Part 8 - Completion of the Journey
The Eternal Perspective
Part 1 - The Motivation for Ministry
Part 2 - Living in Light of Eternity
Part 3 - Loving the Wrong World
Part 4 - Changing Vanity into Victory
Part 5 - The Key to Being Truly Rich
Part 6 - The Reassurance of a Heavenly Perspective
Part 7 - From Heaven to Earth
Part 8 - The Heavenly Broadcast Network
Part 9 - Pursuing Your Heavenly Citizenship
Part 10 - Preparing for Eternity
Prophecy: A Preview of Coming Attractions
Part 1 - Why Prophecy Matters
Part 2 - The Key to Prophecy
Part 3 - Israel and the Church
Part 4 - Rapture of the Church
Part 5 - The Judgment Seat of Christ
Part 6 - The Coming Tribulation
Part 7 - The Second Coming of Christ
Part 8 - The Millennial Kingdom
Part 9 - The White Throne Judgment
Part 10 - What Happens When You Die
Part 11 - The Glory of Heaven
Part 12 - The Agony of Hell
Watch Your Mouth
Part 1 - Dynamite In Your Dentures
Part 2 - Judgment In Your Jaws
Part 3 - Power in Your Palate
Part 4 - God in Your Gums
Part 5 - Victory in Your Voice
Part 6 - Lord Over Your Lips
Finding God’s Direction for Your Life
The Unpredictable Path of Faith
Mother’s Who Believed God
Say “Thank You”
It Ain't Over
Waiting on God
Be Careful How You Build