The Sacramental Journey (Hebrews 11:13-16)Dennis R. Wiles, September 23, 2012
Part of the Deepening Our Roots series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
The Sacramental Journey
ORIENTATION: You are here!
Life is a journey
Sacramental – holy, mysterious
IDENTIFICATION: Do you know who you are?
You are a spiritual person
You are a stranger
You are a pilgrim
INVITATION: God is inviting you to an adventure!
God offers us a chance to live!
DESTINYATION: Do you know where you are going?
Mistake #1: destination-focused
Mistake #2: aimless living
Live into your destiny!
NAVIGATION: Live by faith!
Accept and take advantage of your unique design
13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. (ESV)