Here We Have No Continuing City

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager

(http://www.wordsoftruth.net)

  

I. Introduction:

A. The Christian life is difficult at times (John 15:18-21).

1. Not just persecution, but the cost of discipleship is heavy (Luke 14:33 and Philippians 3:4-15).

2. Sometimes it begs asking what its all worth (Luke 18:28-30).

B. JesusÕ points our minds not to focus on how tough it is (John 16:33).

1. Overcoming is the focus (I John 5:4).

2. Being more than conquerors (Romans 8:35-39).

 

II. Body: Hebrews 13:12-15

A. Here things are temporary (II Peter 3:9-12).

1. There are multiple reasons not to love things of this world (I John 2:15-17).

2. This life is really temporary (James 4:13-16).

3. Whatever you build here, of the world, isnÕt lasting (Psalms 49:16-20 and I Timothy 6:6-10).

B. Understanding things on earth perish, we SEEK something eternal (Romans 2:6-7).

1. Work for an enduring reward (Galatians 6:9; cf. James 5:7-8).

2. Knowing our labor for things eternal is not vain (I Corinthians 15:58 and Hebrews 6:9-12).

3. The more you store up the more your heart is in it (Matthew 6:19-21).

4. It is foolish to think otherwise (Luke 12:13-21).

C. We want that continuing city (Hebrews 11:8-16).

1. Our focus has to be otherworldly (II Corinthians 4:8-5:1).

2. In comparison, whatever we face is not comparable to what weÕll gain (Romans 8:17-18 and I Peter 4:12-14).

 

III. Conclusion: Our citizenship is otherworldly (Philippians 3:20-21).

 

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