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This Do In Remembrance of Me
August 8, 2021

This Do In Remembrance of Me

August 8, 2021

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

 

1. What people ultimately need is:

a. An home

b. And an home


Augustine
: “The heart of man is restless, O God, until it finds its rest in

thee.”

Isaac Watts: “O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come. Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.”

 

Psalms 137:1-6

1 By the rivers of Babylon,There we sat down, yea, we wept. When we remembered Zion. 2 We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. 3 For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who plundered us requested mirth, Saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How shall we sing the LORD’s song In a foreign land? 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth — If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

 

Psalms 126:1-3

1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing. 

Then they said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.” 3 The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.

 

2. The point here is what they were laughing about: They were !

 

Luke 15:11-24

11 “…A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. 14 But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. 15 Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”‘ 20 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants,’Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.

 

3. He made a decision to leave the foreign land of:

a. self-

b. self-

c. self-

 

Phillipians 3:20 …For our citizenship is in heaven

 

John 14:2-3

2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

 

2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (The Message Version)

1 For instance, we know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven — God-made, not handmade 2-4 — and we’ll never have to relocate our “tents” again. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move — and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what’s coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we’re tired of it! We’ve been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies! 5 The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.

 

Hebrews 11:8, 10, 14-16 (The Message Version)

8 By an act of faith, Abraham said yes to God’s call to travel to an unknown place that would become his home. When he left he had no idea where he was going. 10 Abraham did it by keeping his eye on an unseen city with real, eternal foundations — the City designed and built by God. 14 People who live this way make it plain that they are looking for their true home. 15 If they were homesick for the old country, they could have gone back any time they wanted. 16 But they were after a far better country than that — heaven country. You can see why God is so proud of them, and has a City waiting for them.

 

4. If your is after God, then you are looking for a place called home!

 

5. In the Bible, we see a story where an represented “home.”

 

2 Samuel 23:14-15

14 David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 15 And David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”

 

2 Samuel 23:16-17

16 …Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD.
17 And he said, “Far be it from me, O LORD, that I should do this! Is this not the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it.

 

6. He declined because he did not feel he should his countrymen.

 

7. And BONHOEFFER said: “It’s the same way with the .

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