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Your Kingdom Come
 P e r s p e c t i v e s   L e s s o n   T h r e e
Joseph, Shane, Ann, Katie
   Anna, Alia, Abigail
small group
exercise
small group
exercise
Imagine this. . .
 The youth guy at your church calls and says, “Hey, can
 I ask you a question? the ...
Detonation of Hope
Detonation of Hope




       Hope expects all things, large or
       little, to be overwhelmed and filled
       with the...
Detonation of Hope




       True hope pursues global glory and
       total triumph over evil.
Detonation of Hope




       God calls us to face evil with
       relentless courage, to live our lives
       as a bold...
Go
and find
a bride.
Old Testament view of
 The Kingdom of God
Old Testament view of
       The Kingdom of God
Cataclysmic event
Toppling of human usurpers
Changing external political o...
Old Testament view of
       The Kingdom of God
Cataclysmic event
Toppling of human usurpers
Changing external political o...
Was Jesus this
  messiah?
Was Jesus this
     messiah?
John the Baptist wondered.
   Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?”
Was Jesus this
     messiah?
John the Baptist wondered.
   Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?”

Jesus says, “Check the signs.”
Was Jesus this
     messiah?
John the Baptist wondered.
   Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?”

Jesus says, “Check the signs.”
...
Was Jesus this
     messiah?
John the Baptist wondered.
   Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?”

Jesus says, “Check the signs.”
...
Was Jesus this
     messiah?
John the Baptist wondered.
   Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?”

Jesus says, “Check the signs.”
...
Was Jesus this
     messiah?
John the Baptist wondered.
   Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?”

Jesus says, “Check the signs.”
...
The Mystery of the Kingdom


                              The age to come



                   Coming
                  ...
The Mystery of the Kingdom
The Mystery of the Kingdom


                                    The age to come

                    Christ’s first
      ...
The Mystery of the Kingdom


                                    The age to come

                    Christ’s first




  ...
The Mystery of the Kingdom


                                    The age to come

                    Christ’s first




  ...
We live between. . .
We live between. . .
                 And



D-Day, June 6, 1944
                       VE Day, May 8, 1945
The Now and Not Yet
     Kingdom
The Now and Not Yet
     Kingdom
We serve a twice coming Messiah
The Now and Not Yet
     Kingdom
We serve a twice coming Messiah

 Christ first coming: breaking Satan’s power.
The Now and Not Yet
     Kingdom
We serve a twice coming Messiah

 Christ first coming: breaking Satan’s power.

 Between H...
The Now and Not Yet
     Kingdom
We serve a twice coming Messiah

 Christ first coming: breaking Satan’s power.

 Between H...
in the meantime
in the meantime

Remember the story we’re in.
in the meantime

Remember the story we’re in.

Matt. 24:14
in the meantime

Remember the story we’re in.

Matt. 24:14

 Message
in the meantime

Remember the story we’re in.

Matt. 24:14

 Message

 Mission
in the meantime

Remember the story we’re in.

Matt. 24:14

 Message

 Mission

 Motive
The Message
The Message
The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have
victory over
The Message
The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have
victory over

 Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26]
The Message
The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have
victory over

 Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26]

 Satan [Heb. 2:14-15]
The Message
The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have
victory over

 Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26]

 Satan [Heb. 2:14-15]

 Sin [Ro...
The Message
The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have
victory over

 Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26]

 Satan [Heb. 2:14-15]

 Sin [Ro...
The Mission
The Mission

The purpose of history: some from all
peoples following God.
The Mission

The purpose of history: some from all
peoples following God.

Our part
The Mission

The purpose of history: some from all
peoples following God.

Our part

 1 Pet. 2:9 -Kingdom of priests
The Mission

The purpose of history: some from all
peoples following God.

Our part

 1 Pet. 2:9 -Kingdom of priests

 2 C...
Motive
Motive

The end will come.
Motive

The end will come.

  Finish the job.
pray forth the kingdom
pray forth the kingdom

  The Persistent Widow, Luke 18:1-8
pray forth the kingdom

  The Persistent Widow, Luke 18:1-8

   The nature of prayer: The widow’s
   refusal to accept the...
pray forth the kingdom

  The Persistent Widow, Luke 18:1-8

   The nature of prayer: The widow’s
   refusal to accept the...
prayer is rebellion
prayer is rebellion

God is not everywhere hallowed. He can
change that.
prayer is rebellion

God is not everywhere hallowed. He can
change that.

We should pray and not lose heart.
prayer is rebellion

God is not everywhere hallowed. He can
change that.

We should pray and not lose heart.

Don’t resign.
pray with global
   influence
pray with global
   influence
        David Wells says. . .
pray with global
   influence
           David Wells says. . .
     Pray, don’t just talk, about
        local church prob...
pray with global
   influence
           David Wells says. . .
     Pray, don’t just talk, about
        local church prob...
pray with global
   influence
           David Wells says. . .
     Pray, don’t just talk, about
        local church prob...
two key prayer targets
two key prayer targets
Idolatry   Contracts with false gods
two key prayer targets
Idolatry      Contracts with false gods

Strongholds   False patterns of thought denying
          ...
Language: Malay
                                                                                                          ...
Language: Malay
                                                                                            The Asahan are...
Rebels together
Rebels together

   Praying in community
Rebels together

   Praying in community

   Small group exercise:
   How can you promote UPG
   prayer at your church?
Next steps
Next steps
Find some people to storm Hell with.

Connect across cultures.

  Befriend a local international.

  Link up wi...
Hebrews 6:18-19 - We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands an...
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    1. 1. Your Kingdom Come P e r s p e c t i v e s L e s s o n T h r e e
    2. 2. Joseph, Shane, Ann, Katie Anna, Alia, Abigail
    3. 3. small group exercise
    4. 4. small group exercise Imagine this. . . The youth guy at your church calls and says, “Hey, can I ask you a question? the kids are curious about the Kingdom of God. I’m a little clueless. Can you help me out?” you decide to grab breakfast with a couple trusted friends to pray and plan your response. What do you think? What terms do you use? What metaphors? What is the basis? What pitfalls need to be avoided? What are the implications, the intentions of the Kingdom?
    5. 5. Detonation of Hope
    6. 6. Detonation of Hope Hope expects all things, large or little, to be overwhelmed and filled with the immense glory of Christ.
    7. 7. Detonation of Hope True hope pursues global glory and total triumph over evil.
    8. 8. Detonation of Hope God calls us to face evil with relentless courage, to live our lives as a bold act of hope.
    9. 9. Go and find a bride.
    10. 10. Old Testament view of The Kingdom of God
    11. 11. Old Testament view of The Kingdom of God Cataclysmic event Toppling of human usurpers Changing external political order
    12. 12. Old Testament view of The Kingdom of God Cataclysmic event Toppling of human usurpers Changing external political order The age to come Coming Christ’s This present age
    13. 13. Was Jesus this messiah?
    14. 14. Was Jesus this messiah? John the Baptist wondered. Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?”
    15. 15. Was Jesus this messiah? John the Baptist wondered. Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?” Jesus says, “Check the signs.”
    16. 16. Was Jesus this messiah? John the Baptist wondered. Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?” Jesus says, “Check the signs.” Jesus’ view of the Kingdom of God. . .
    17. 17. Was Jesus this messiah? John the Baptist wondered. Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?” Jesus says, “Check the signs.” Jesus’ view of the Kingdom of God. . . progressive, but certain, unfolding of the Kingdom.
    18. 18. Was Jesus this messiah? John the Baptist wondered. Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?” Jesus says, “Check the signs.” Jesus’ view of the Kingdom of God. . . progressive, but certain, unfolding of the Kingdom. Toppling of Satan, the key usurper.
    19. 19. Was Jesus this messiah? John the Baptist wondered. Matt. 11:3, “Are you the one?” Jesus says, “Check the signs.” Jesus’ view of the Kingdom of God. . . progressive, but certain, unfolding of the Kingdom. Toppling of Satan, the key usurper. Changing the internal, spiritual order.
    20. 20. The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Coming Christ’s This present age
    21. 21. The Mystery of the Kingdom
    22. 22. The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Christ’s first Coming This present age
    23. 23. The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Christ’s first Christ’s 2nd Coming Coming This present age
    24. 24. The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Christ’s first Christ’s 2nd Coming Coming This present age The Messiah comes twice!
    25. 25. We live between. . .
    26. 26. We live between. . . And D-Day, June 6, 1944 VE Day, May 8, 1945
    27. 27. The Now and Not Yet Kingdom
    28. 28. The Now and Not Yet Kingdom We serve a twice coming Messiah
    29. 29. The Now and Not Yet Kingdom We serve a twice coming Messiah Christ first coming: breaking Satan’s power.
    30. 30. The Now and Not Yet Kingdom We serve a twice coming Messiah Christ first coming: breaking Satan’s power. Between His comings: Undoing Satan’s works.
    31. 31. The Now and Not Yet Kingdom We serve a twice coming Messiah Christ first coming: breaking Satan’s power. Between His comings: Undoing Satan’s works. Christ’s second coming: Destroying Satan’s kingdom.
    32. 32. in the meantime
    33. 33. in the meantime Remember the story we’re in.
    34. 34. in the meantime Remember the story we’re in. Matt. 24:14
    35. 35. in the meantime Remember the story we’re in. Matt. 24:14 Message
    36. 36. in the meantime Remember the story we’re in. Matt. 24:14 Message Mission
    37. 37. in the meantime Remember the story we’re in. Matt. 24:14 Message Mission Motive
    38. 38. The Message
    39. 39. The Message The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have victory over
    40. 40. The Message The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have victory over Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26]
    41. 41. The Message The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have victory over Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26] Satan [Heb. 2:14-15]
    42. 42. The Message The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have victory over Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26] Satan [Heb. 2:14-15] Sin [Rom. 6:6]
    43. 43. The Message The Gospel of the Kingdom says we have victory over Death [1 Cor. 15:24-26] Satan [Heb. 2:14-15] Sin [Rom. 6:6] God has defeated Satan & will destroy him.
    44. 44. The Mission
    45. 45. The Mission The purpose of history: some from all peoples following God.
    46. 46. The Mission The purpose of history: some from all peoples following God. Our part
    47. 47. The Mission The purpose of history: some from all peoples following God. Our part 1 Pet. 2:9 -Kingdom of priests
    48. 48. The Mission The purpose of history: some from all peoples following God. Our part 1 Pet. 2:9 -Kingdom of priests 2 Cor. 4:7 -steward treasure in jars of clay
    49. 49. Motive
    50. 50. Motive The end will come.
    51. 51. Motive The end will come. Finish the job.
    52. 52. pray forth the kingdom
    53. 53. pray forth the kingdom The Persistent Widow, Luke 18:1-8
    54. 54. pray forth the kingdom The Persistent Widow, Luke 18:1-8 The nature of prayer: The widow’s refusal to accept the situation.
    55. 55. pray forth the kingdom The Persistent Widow, Luke 18:1-8 The nature of prayer: The widow’s refusal to accept the situation. The practice of prayer: The widow’s persistence.
    56. 56. prayer is rebellion
    57. 57. prayer is rebellion God is not everywhere hallowed. He can change that.
    58. 58. prayer is rebellion God is not everywhere hallowed. He can change that. We should pray and not lose heart.
    59. 59. prayer is rebellion God is not everywhere hallowed. He can change that. We should pray and not lose heart. Don’t resign.
    60. 60. pray with global influence
    61. 61. pray with global influence David Wells says. . .
    62. 62. pray with global influence David Wells says. . . Pray, don’t just talk, about local church problems.
    63. 63. pray with global influence David Wells says. . . Pray, don’t just talk, about local church problems. If the Gospel is universal, prayer cannot restrict itself to being local.
    64. 64. pray with global influence David Wells says. . . Pray, don’t just talk, about local church problems. If the Gospel is universal, prayer cannot restrict itself to being local. The judge is good. He is listening. He is granting justice.
    65. 65. two key prayer targets
    66. 66. two key prayer targets Idolatry Contracts with false gods
    67. 67. two key prayer targets Idolatry Contracts with false gods Strongholds False patterns of thought denying Christ, denying the possibility of change for the better.
    68. 68. Language: Malay The Asahan are believed to be Trade language: Indonesian ancestors of the Minangkabau and THE 50 PRIORITY UNENGAGED MUSLIM PEOPLE GROUPS Population: 541,000 various Batak peoples. CHAD SUDAN ETHIOPIA ERITREA LIBYA The Asahan of Indonesia live on the island of Sumatra in an area known NORTHEAST AFRICA DAILY LIFE as Batubara. This area sits on the Karanga PRAYER POINTS Bederia Ittu Tigre Berber eastern coast of North Sumatra. Kuka Dar Hamid Pray for the Asahan people, that KafaAsahan villages are mostly located along the coast or rivers, and each Afar Cyrenaican Arab village has its own mosque or prayer house. their hearts might be softened to Guhayna Saho hear the message of Jesus. Gawamaa Each village also has a village leader, or elder, called a pawing, who has Pray that God would raise up authority to settle disputes between members of the village. Kimr workers from all over the world Nubian to go and minister among the The Asahan build their homes about two meters off the ground, either on Asahan. stilts or high platforms. This is done in order to protect them from floods HISTORY and wild animals. IRAN Ask God to begin to move AFGHANISTAN PAKISTAN INDIA INDIA, Cont. CENTRAL & SOUTH ASIA powerfully through the Takistani Qizilbash Scriptures He has allowed to be Seraiki Awan people are mainlyMaraikayaras the area The fishermen, is renowned for its oysters and abundant Kurmanji Kurd put into the Malay language. Brahui Western Baluch Chhimba waters. The city of Tanjung Balai is fishing Mawalud Afghan Persian Pray for effectiveness of the Burig Kamboh known as “Oyster City.” However, many even Nikari Gospel as it is proclaimed Asahan also make their living as farmers, Khorasani Turk through the radio channels Kho Kunjra Pashtun producing rice, rubber, and coconut oil; and of Indonesia and in Gospel still others make their living as weavers Kolai Makhmi Thulukkan recordings among the Asahan. of cloth. The Asahan make a specific type Persian Mappila cloth that is known as songket. It is of Ask the Lord to bless these handmade and interwoven with silver or people abundantly and that they Wanetsi gold thread. It is generally dark blue or would recognize the goodness of green and is usually reserved for special People Name: Asahan QUICK FACTS God in Jesus. occasions. INDONESIA INDONESIA, Cont. Malaysia RUSSIA Melayu of Sumatra SOUTHEAST ASIA Asahan Kerinci Indian Muslim Avar People Cluster: CAUCASUS Bangka Lembak Belitung Musi Gayo Rawas Kangean
    69. 69. Language: Malay The Asahan are believed to be Trade language: Indonesian ancestors of the Minangkabau and various Batak peoples. Population: 541,000 The Asahan of Indonesia live on the island of Sumatra in an area known DAILY LIFE as Batubara. This area sits on the PRAYER POINTS eastern coast of North Sumatra. Asahan villages are mostly located along the coast or rivers, and each Pray for the Asahan people, that village has its own mosque or prayer house. their hearts might be softened to hear the message of Jesus. Each village also has a village leader, or elder, called a pawing, who has Pray that God would raise up authority to settle disputes between members of the village. workers from all over the world to go and minister among the The Asahan build their homes about two meters off the ground, either on Asahan. stilts or high platforms. This is done in order to protect them from floods HISTORY and wild animals. Ask God to begin to move powerfully through the The people are mainly fishermen, as the area Scriptures He has allowed to be is renowned for its oysters and abundant put into the Malay language. fishing waters. The city of Tanjung Balai is Pray for effectiveness of the even known as “Oyster City.” However, many Gospel as it is proclaimed Asahan also make their living as farmers, through the radio channels producing rice, rubber, and coconut oil; and of Indonesia and in Gospel still others make their living as weavers recordings among the Asahan. of cloth. The Asahan make a specific type of cloth that is known as songket. It is Ask the Lord to bless these handmade and interwoven with silver or people abundantly and that they gold thread. It is generally dark blue or would recognize the goodness of green and is usually reserved for special People Name: Asahan QUICK FACTS God in Jesus. occasions. Melayu of Sumatra People Cluster:
    70. 70. Rebels together
    71. 71. Rebels together Praying in community
    72. 72. Rebels together Praying in community Small group exercise: How can you promote UPG prayer at your church?
    73. 73. Next steps
    74. 74. Next steps Find some people to storm Hell with. Connect across cultures. Befriend a local international. Link up with a missionary. Plan to go overseas. Begin to pass on your Perspectives insight.
    75. 75. Hebrews 6:18-19 - We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never go. It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us...
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