Our Heavenly Home (2 Corinthians 5:1-8)Pastor Jared Shumate, March 3, 2019
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Sunday Morning, March 3rd, 2019 - Our Heavenly Home - Pastor Jared Shumate
Many people think of death as an end. True, it is the end of our journey in our earthly body. It is the end of "life" as medically defined. But to a Christian who has accepted Jesus as their personal Savior, death also means the end of illness, the end of pain and suffering.
But death is also a beginning; it is the beginning of eternity. It is the beginning of our dwelling with the Lord. We have a place prepared for us in Heaven; a home, where we will spend eternity worshiping the one who died for our sins!
Are you looking forward to your Heavenly Home one day? Maybe you have a loved one waiting there for you and you long to be with them. Maybe you are looking forward to a day with no more pain or suffering. Maybe you're just looking forward to eternity with your Savior. And one day you will open your eyes in your Heavenly Home.
But perhaps you haven't placed your eternal hope in Jesus and do not have the comfort of looking forward to a Heavenly Home. He's already paid the price for all your sins. He's willing to forgive and save today. He's offering you a gift; eternal salvation. All you have to do is accept Him as Savior and He will place your name on your own Heavenly Home.
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2 Corinthians 5:1-8
1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (KJV)