Summary: This sermon shows how Jesus owns the church, ownership is seen in three ways
The House of Jesus Christ
During the earthly ministry of Jesus, He had no house to call His own. – Luke 9:58
As He was growing up as a lad, Joseph provided a house for Him
His Heavenly Father had a house waiting for Him when He left this world.
Jesus even had to be laid in a borrowed tomb!
Jesus did not have a house to call His own…There was no house that belonged to Him!
Here the writer of Hebrews is speaking of a house that belongs to Jesus… (Pause)
In God’s word we are going to see three ways that someone can own a house….and thereby see how Jesus Christ owns the church.
Christ owns the church by…
I. Purchase—I Corinthians 6:20
Jesus bought His church
II. Production—Matthew 16:18
Jesus is building His church
III. Virtue of a will—John 17:6
The church was a gift from His Heavenly Father
Today, we have seen that there is a house that Jesus owns…The church! He owns it in three ways He bought it, He built it, and it was a gift from His Father
Jesus bought us with His life, death and resurrection. He is building a home for the church in heaven. We have been given to Jesus by our Heavenly Father
I want us to remember this as we go through the week!
Homecoming is next Sunday and as we go through this week, I want you to think about homecoming and what it truly means.
Jesus bought you with a great price, live like it!
Jesus is building your home in heaven, live like it!
You are joint heirs with Christ, live like it!
Jesus paid the ultimate price for your soul! Live like it!
Glorify God in mind, body and spirit! Live like it!