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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 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?
  • Detonation of Hope
  • Detonation of Hope Hope expects all things, large or little, to be overwhelmed and filled with the immense glory of Christ.
  • 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 act of hope.
  • 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 order
  • 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
  • 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.” Jesus’ view of the Kingdom of God. . .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Coming Christ’s This present age
  • The Mystery of the Kingdom
  • The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Christ’s first Coming This present age
  • The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Christ’s first Christ’s 2nd Coming Coming This present age
  • The Mystery of the Kingdom The age to come Christ’s first Christ’s 2nd Coming Coming This present age The Messiah comes twice!
  • 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 His comings: Undoing Satan’s works.
  • 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.
  • 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 [Rom. 6:6]
  • 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.
  • 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 Cor. 4:7 -steward treasure in jars of clay
  • 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 situation.
  • 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.
  • 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 problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Christ, denying the possibility of change for the better.
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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 with a missionary. Plan to go overseas. Begin to pass on your Perspectives insight.
  • 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...