Going Home

2 Corinthians 5:6–8

Notes from a sermon preached by Dr. Greg Sloop, Lead Pastor of the Kannapolis Church of God, during their Sunday Morning Worship Service on September 24, 2017 at 10:30 am.  Sermon may be viewed or heard at http://www.kcog.org. 

Home Can Sometimes Be a Place of Pain

Matthew 8:5–7 (NKJV)
5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” 7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

Home is Where You Testify of the Goodness of God

Mark 5:19 (NKJV)
19 However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.”

Home is Where You Rejoice

Luke 15:6 (NKJV)
6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’

Home is Where God Should Dwell

John 14:23 (NKJV)
23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

Home is Where You Can Find Food

1 Corinthians 11:34 (NKJV)
34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.

Home is the Presence of the Lord (Now and Eternally)

2 Corinthians 5:6–8 (NKJV)
6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Takeaway Thoughts

To be at home in this world is sad and uncertain
God’s presence is Home for the believer, now and forever
Seek the grace of God to go Home!

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