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AWAKENING

Part 3 of Series: GLIMPSE – Experiencing Heaven on Earth

Aug. 14th & 15th, 2010 Pastor Kerry Shook

"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen
and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named
Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the
rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. ‘The
time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to
Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell,
where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away,
with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, 'Father Abraham,
have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in
water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' ‘But
Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received
your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is
comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between
us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want
to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from
there to us.' ‘He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to
my father's house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so
that they will not also come to this place of torment.' ‘Abraham
replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to
them.' ‘No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead
goes to them, they will repent.' He said to him, 'If they do not listen
to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if
someone rises from the dead.'"
Luke 16:19-31 (NIV)

1. THE ETERNAL IS INTERNAL



… The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People
judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Sam. 16:7 (NLT)

“Jesus said, ‘There was a certain rich man who was splendidly
clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in
luxury. At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was
covered with sores. As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps
from the rich man’s table, the dogs would come and lick his
open sores.’” Luke 16:19-21 (NLT)

“But Abraham said to him, ‘Son, remember that during your


lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had
nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in
anguish.’” Luke 16:25 (NLT)

2. THE ETERNAL IS RIGHT NEXT TO YOU


“… at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus….”
Luke 16:20 (NLT)

“But more than anything else, put God's work first and do
what He wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.”
Matt. 6:33 (CEV)

3. THE ETERNAL IS FOUND IN THIS MOMENT


“Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of
salvation.”
2 Cor. 6:2 (NLT)

4. THE ETERNAL IS KNOCKING ON YOUR


DOOR
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my
voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and
he with me.” Rev. 3:20 (NIV)
• Holy Interruptions
“When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your
lives my brothers, don't resent them as intruders, but
welcome them as friends! Realize that they come to test
your faith and to produce in you the quality of endurance.”
James 1:2 (Ph)

• Holy Opportunities
“So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don't
be fools; be wise: make the most of every opportunity you
have for doing good.” Eph. 5:15-16 (LB)