Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton Ontario Blessings Christian Church

Trading an Earthly Tent For a Heavenly Home

Sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

Preacher: Pastor Hilmer Jagersma


This sermon was preached at Blessings Christian Church on Sunday June 3, 2018 by Pastor Hilmer Jagersma.
Pastor Hilmer Jagersma can be reached at pastorhilmer@blessingshamilton.ca. All rights reserved.


2 Corinthians 5:1-10

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

(ESV)


Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.