Homecoming 2010

Homecoming 2010

 This is a very special time at the Logan Martin church of Christ as we celebrate our 202010 homecoming.  There are many here today who were once members here that we only get to see at this time of year because of various reasons, and there are some here today who have come because you have been invited by someone here to be with us at this special time. Either way, we are excited you are here, we look forward to the fellowship we will have with you not only today, but for the entire week as we have our Gospel Meeting with David Jones.

 In thinking about homecoming, there will be a time when we will have an eternal homecoming. Our final destination will be sealed after we have passed from this life, and no better description is provided for that day than Matthew’s account in chapter twenty five. The scene of Judgment is shown as the Lord gathering “all nations” before him. Everyone who has ever lived will be gathered together to be judged. And God’s word shows that at that time the Lord will separate the sheep from the goats. Or those who have been faithful from those who have not been faithful.  God’s word refers to His children numerous times in the New Testament as Sheep.

Paul paints for us a great picture of the Judgment scene for those who are members of the body of Christ. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thess 4:16-18). Those in Thessalonica were concerned about those who had died before the return of Christ. Paul reassured them that those who had died as Christians would rise first, and those who remained will be caught up together with those who had died to meet the Lord in the air. Paul reminds these brethren to “comfort one another” with these things. It should be a great comfort to know that those who are faithful to the end according to God’s word will “always be with the Lord”.