In 1,000-1,200 words, explain the nature of Christian hope as based on Christ’s establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth and oriented toward the coming of heaven to earth in the eschaton. Include the following:

Explain the way in which the kingdom of God is present and yet not fully consummated. Include the ways in which the final state is a restoration of creation.
Analyze how the final restoration shapes the present kingdom-work of Christians. Include the implication of how Christians can impact the world before Christ’s second advent.
Use three to five academic resources (preferably from the GCU Library) including the Bible and course material to support your explanations.