Not Home Yet (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

Key Idea: If we want to be faithful ambassadors for Christ, then each of us must be convinced of the hope of eternity.

“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next…it is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this one.” -C.S. Lewis

1. Our future glory

2. This present groaning

The Spirit as a guarantee (v. 5)

  • Gives us eyes of faith to see God’s promise (2 Cor 4:18)
  • Produces fruit in our lives (2 Cor 3:18; Gal 5:22-23)
  • Helps us pray when we don’t know how (Rom 8:26-27)
  • Will raise you up to your new resurrection body (Rom 8:11)
  • Prepares you through suffering (2 Cor 4:17)