Scripture Reading: Isaiah 66:1–2
A. Sometimes all you want to do is to go home.
B. Our homes may not be perfect, but they are special.
I. Jesus cared very deeply about His Father’s house.
A. He wanted to be there from a very early age (Luke 2:41–49).
B. He defended it passionately against corruption (John 2:16; Matthew 21:13).
C. He wept at the prospect of its impending destruction (Luke 19:41–44; Matthew 23:37–38).
D. He anticipated returning to His Father’s real house (Acts 7:48–50; John 14:28).
II. Jesus is coming back one day to take us home.
A. We will be in His house (John 14:2–3).
B. We will enter His rest (Hebrews 4:1–11).
C. We will share His glory (John 17:24; 1 Peter 4:12–14).
D. We will sit at His table (Luke 22:26–30; Psalms 23:5) and on His throne in His kingdom (Revelation 3:20–21).
A. Our homecoming required intense preparation on heaven’s part (John 14:2; Psalms 23:5; Matthew 25:34) and on our part as well.
B. Unlike our earthly homes, our home in heaven can never be destroyed or fade away (2 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Peter 1:4).
C. Whether your home on this earth is humble or grand, the home to which you are going if you are faithful is a greater one indeed.