Welcome to the first in a new 4-part series that delves deep into the wisdom of God's Word from 2 Corinthians 5, where we stop to consider the concept of 'newness'. Humans tend to love all that is 'new'—but it's the wrong 'new' we search for in this temporary world. In today's passage, we learn about accepting the 'tents' (aka our bodies) that house us during our time here on earth, and remembering how much more God has planned for us in our eternal Home, Heaven. The older we get, the closer we get to seeing Him face-to-face!
Who are the heroes you admire and follow? Paul cautions today that as Christ followers, we are called to pattern our lives after those who are godly, heavenly minded and Christ-centred. We are warned to avoid the earthly minded, deceivers and pretenders among us, and instead emulate those who pursue Christ and live lives that are devoted to and centred on Him. As we mature in faith, we will recognize the authentically broken men and women who know and follow hard after Jesus. Listen as Pastor Craig encourages us to live not as citizens of this world, but faithfully as Citizens of Heaven.