Forever: Festival of Friends

Forever: Festival of Friends

Forever (in light of eternity) Nov. 20, 22

1 Corinthians 15:13-14 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.

Those in Christ will have real bodies Forever

Phil. 3:21 He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own

1 John 3:2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him

Forever is a Festival of Friends

Luke 16:1-2 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’

Luke 16;3-7 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ “‘Nine hundred gallonsof olive oil,’ he replied. “The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’ “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’

“‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. “He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’

Luke 16:8-9 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.

Be shrewd, Smart, Best possible deal

You will be welcomed into eternal dwellings

Welcomed = Festival of Friends

Who will welcome you?

Who do you want to welcome?

You will be welcomed into eternal dwellings

Eternal = forever is a big deal

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

You will be welcomed into eternal dwellings

Dwellings = Home

On the way to God? Forever? 

Followers of Jesus? Friends? Children?

Who will you welcome into eternal dwellings?