By Faith: The Patriarchs

By Faith: The Patriarchs
(Hebrews 11:13-16)

I. Heaven is where all God’s promises will ultimately be fulfilled. (Hebrews 11:13a)
A. We do not receive all of God’s promises while here on earth. (John 11:25-26)
B. We only glimpse the glories of heaven from afar off. (1 Corinthians 2:9, 13:12)

II. We are strangers and pilgrims here on earth (Hebrews 11:13b-16a)
A. We do not belong here. (Genesis 23:4; 1 Peter 1:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
B. We can’t go back. (Genesis 24:1-4, 28:1-5)
C. We can only look forward. (Matthew 6:19-21; 1 Corinthians 7:31; Philippians 1:21; Colossians 3:2; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:4)

III. Heaven is our true home (Hebrews 11:16b)
A. God is not ashamed to be called our God. (Exodus 3:6; Hebrews 2:11; Revelation 21:3)
B. God has prepared a place for us. (John 14:1-3; Hebrews 11:10; Revelation 21:1-2)


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