Our Earthly House (6 of 19) by Daniel Rodgers

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Our Earthly House (6 of 19)
Series: THE BOOK OF II CORINTHIANS
Dan Rodgers
II Corinthians 5:1-13
June 8, 2005

INTRODUCTION:

1. In our lesson last week, Paul had been talking about the struggles and the suffering he had endured as a minister of the Gospel (3:8-10). Then he concludes in (3:17), For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. In other words, when you look at the big picture, the suffering we endure is not really very much in light of eternity (vs. 18).

2. In chapter 5, Paul continues on with his thought of looking to eternity and being able to leave behind this old body that has endured so much persecution and affliction. He states in (5:1), For 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.

3. Three points:

I. A House Dissolved
II. A House Desired
III. A House Dedicated

I. A HOUSE DISSOLVED

2 Cor. 5:1, For 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.

As we think of this old house or tabernacle and how it is slowly fading away, or as in this case, dissolving, consider with me two things:

A. The groaning of our house (vs. 2a), "For in this we groan..."

SONG: In 1954, Rosemary Clooney sang the song, This Ole House.

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
Ain't a-gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the windowpane
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

This ole house is a-gettin' shaky
This ole house is a-gettin' old
This ole house lets in the rain
This ole house lets in the cold
Oh his knees are a-gettin' chilly
But he feels no fear of pain
'Caus ...


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