Dream Church – Until Lakeland Looks Like Heaven

Pastor Jason Burns

April 2, 2023

  • Heaven

Revelation 21:4  //  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

  • Until Lakeland Looks Like Heaven

Matthew 6:10  //  Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10 KJV  //  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

  • Kingdom: A country, state, or territory ruled by a king or queen
  • Kingdom: Wherever the will of a king is carried out

Mark 6:1-6  //  Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

  • If we understand what restrains Jesus, we’ll understand what restrains us.
  • We are…
1. High Honor
  • HONOR - Valuable, Precious, Weighty such as gold
  • DISHONOR - Devalue to treat something valuable as common.
  • We want to be know for what we’re FOR not what we’re AGAINST
2. Hope Dealing
  • “A record 78% didn’t think their children’s generation will live better than their own, up from 67% in 2019.” - WSJ/UChicago

1 Thessalonians 4:13  //  Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.

3. Party Throwers

Luke 15:7  //  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 15:10  //  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:22-24  //  “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

  • We are High Honor, Hope Dealing, Party Throwers!