We look ahead to our life in heaven with Jesus and it gives us confidence and hope.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 201:
Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Jesus lives! The victory’s won! 
Death no longer can appall me; 
Jesus lives! Death’s reign is done! 
From the grave Christ will recall me. 
Brighter scenes will then commence; 
This shall be my confidence. 

2. Jesus lives! To Him the throne 
High o’er heaven and earth is given. 
I shall go where He is gone, 
Live and reign with Him in heaven. 
God is faithful. Doubtings, hence! 
This shall be my confidence. 

3. Jesus lives! For me He died, 
Hence will I, to Jesus living, 
Pure in heart and act abide, 
Praise to Him and glory giving. 
Freely God doth aid dispense; 
This shall be my confidence. 

4. Jesus lives! I know full well 
Naught from me His love shall sever; 
Life nor death nor powers of hell 
Part me now from Christ forever. 
God will be a sure Defense; 
This shall be my confidence. 

5. Jesus lives! and now is death 
But the gate of life immortal; 
This shall calm my trembling breath 
When I pass its gloomy portal. 
Faith shall cry, as fails each sense, 
Jesus is my confidence! 


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