2014-01-19 — We’re Merely Camping

Church Year: Epiphany 2:
Date: January 19, 2014

Theme: We’re Merely Camping

– 2 Corinthians 5:1-9

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 451 : Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus Hymnary.org link
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Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 49:1-6
John 1:29-41

Theme: We’re Merely Camping

2 Corinthians 5:1–9 (Listen)

Our Heavenly Dwelling

5:1 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 on1 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.


[1] 5:3 Some manuscripts putting it off