This World Is Not Our Home
Introduction: If Jesus hopes to reveal His glory through these He has given it to, He knows we must have His prayers, presence, power, and peace. In II Peter 1:4, we are told that as believers we "have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises." (II Peter 1:4).
2 Peter 1:3, "as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue"
Where I Belong
"So when the walls come falling down on me
And when I'm lost in the current of a raging sea
I have this blessed assurance, holding me.
All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong.
I. HIS PROVISION. 13
He is our Sufficiency and our Satisfaction. The joy He gives does not mean we will escape tribulation and hostility. It is not founded on immediate circumstances but on the eternal purposes of God.
Hebrews 12:2, "looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
- The Joy He Showed
- The Judgment He Received
- The Job He Completed
2 Corinthians 4:17-18, "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
We are not to depend on outward circumstances but on inward spiritual resources that were hidden from the world.
Jesus illustrates His comfort and joy in sorrow.
John 16:19-24, "Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, 'Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, 'A little while, and you will not s ...
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