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  • MESSAGE FOR HOME COMING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2008

    CHRISTIAN HOPE CHURCH OF CHRIST, PLYMOUTH, NORTH CAROLINA

    by Reggie A. Braziel, minister

    The Seven Wonders of Heaven The Seven Wonders of Heaven The Seven Wonders of Heaven The Seven Wonders of Heaven REVELATION 21:1 REVELATION 21:1 REVELATION 21:1 REVELATION 21:1----27272727

    (Homeco(Homeco(Homeco(Homecoming Introduction)ming Introduction)ming Introduction)ming Introduction)

    First of all I want to welcome each and every one of you to HOMECOMING SUNDAY First of all I want to welcome each and every one of you to HOMECOMING SUNDAY First of all I want to welcome each and every one of you to HOMECOMING SUNDAY First of all I want to welcome each and every one of you to HOMECOMING SUNDAY

    here at Christian Hope. My ishere at Christian Hope. My ishere at Christian Hope. My ishere at Christian Hope. My isnt it great to see the Lords House filled today. I nt it great to see the Lords House filled today. I nt it great to see the Lords House filled today. I nt it great to see the Lords House filled today. I

    dont know about you, but I wish every Sunday could be Homecoming Sunday.dont know about you, but I wish every Sunday could be Homecoming Sunday.dont know about you, but I wish every Sunday could be Homecoming Sunday.dont know about you, but I wish every Sunday could be Homecoming Sunday.

    I know a number of you have loved ones and friends with you I know a number of you have loved ones and friends with you I know a number of you have loved ones and friends with you I know a number of you have loved ones and friends with you

    this morning. Its as though we have a lot of little reu this morning. Its as though we have a lot of little reu this morning. Its as though we have a lot of little reu this morning. Its as though we have a lot of little reunionsnionsnionsnions

    within this one BIG reunion. within this one BIG reunion. within this one BIG reunion. within this one BIG reunion.

    Sort of reminds you a little bit of HEAVEN doesnt it? Which brings me to the Sort of reminds you a little bit of HEAVEN doesnt it? Which brings me to the Sort of reminds you a little bit of HEAVEN doesnt it? Which brings me to the Sort of reminds you a little bit of HEAVEN doesnt it? Which brings me to the

    subject I want to preach about this morning. For a few minutes this morning I would subject I want to preach about this morning. For a few minutes this morning I would subject I want to preach about this morning. For a few minutes this morning I would subject I want to preach about this morning. For a few minutes this morning I would

    like for us to focus our thoughts on THE GRElike for us to focus our thoughts on THE GRElike for us to focus our thoughts on THE GRElike for us to focus our thoughts on THE GREATEST HOMECOMING OF ALL and that ATEST HOMECOMING OF ALL and that ATEST HOMECOMING OF ALL and that ATEST HOMECOMING OF ALL and that

    is the HOMECOMING we will one day enjoy in HEAVEN.is the HOMECOMING we will one day enjoy in HEAVEN.is the HOMECOMING we will one day enjoy in HEAVEN.is the HOMECOMING we will one day enjoy in HEAVEN.

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    They are known as THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLDThey are known as THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLDThey are known as THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLDThey are known as THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

    The great PYRAMIDS of Egypt The great PYRAMIDS of Egypt The great PYRAMIDS of Egypt The great PYRAMIDS of Egypt

    The T The T The T The Taj Mahal in Indiaaj Mahal in Indiaaj Mahal in Indiaaj Mahal in India

    The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon

    The Panama Canal The Panama Canal The Panama Canal The Panama Canal

    The Empire State Building in NY city The Empire State Building in NY city The Empire State Building in NY city The Empire State Building in NY city

    Saint Peters Basillica in Rome Saint Peters Basillica in Rome Saint Peters Basillica in Rome Saint Peters Basillica in Rome

    And the Great Wall of China And the Great Wall of China And the Great Wall of China And the Great Wall of China

    Some of these great wonders are natural, some are manSome of these great wonders are natural, some are manSome of these great wonders are natural, some are manSome of these great wonders are natural, some are man----mamamamade, all are de, all are de, all are de, all are

    labeled a WONDER because of their UNIQUE SIZE , GRANDEUR orlabeled a WONDER because of their UNIQUE SIZE , GRANDEUR orlabeled a WONDER because of their UNIQUE SIZE , GRANDEUR orlabeled a WONDER because of their UNIQUE SIZE , GRANDEUR or

    DESIGN.DESIGN.DESIGN.DESIGN.

  • F F F For the next few minutes I would like for us to think about or the next few minutes I would like for us to think about or the next few minutes I would like for us to think about or the next few minutes I would like for us to think about

    THE SEVEN WONDERS OF HEAVEN.THE SEVEN WONDERS OF HEAVEN.THE SEVEN WONDERS OF HEAVEN.THE SEVEN WONDERS OF HEAVEN.

    PPPPlease open your BIBLES to thelease open your BIBLES to thelease open your BIBLES to thelease open your BIBLES to the 21 21 21 21stststst chapter of the Book of Revelation. chapter of the Book of Revelation. chapter of the Book of Revelation. chapter of the Book of Revelation. As you know, the apostle JOHN was exiled on the Isle of Patmos the last As you know, the apostle JOHN was exiled on the Isle of Patmos the last As you know, the apostle JOHN was exiled on the Isle of Patmos the last As you know, the apostle JOHN was exiled on the Isle of Patmos the last

    years of his liyears of his liyears of his liyears of his life. It was on this island, GOD gave JOHN a glimpse into fe. It was on this island, GOD gave JOHN a glimpse into fe. It was on this island, GOD gave JOHN a glimpse into fe. It was on this island, GOD gave JOHN a glimpse into

    the future of the WORLD and HUMANITY. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the future of the WORLD and HUMANITY. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the future of the WORLD and HUMANITY. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the future of the WORLD and HUMANITY. Inspired by the Holy Spirit,

    John put into words what he saw in that divine revelation. John put into words what he saw in that divine revelation. John put into words what he saw in that divine revelation. John put into words what he saw in that divine revelation.

    Rather than reading this passage in its entirety, we will read a fRather than reading this passage in its entirety, we will read a fRather than reading this passage in its entirety, we will read a fRather than reading this passage in its entirety, we will read a few ew ew ew

    verses at a time as we examine each of the SEVEN WONDERS .verses at a time as we examine each of the SEVEN WONDERS .verses at a time as we examine each of the SEVEN WONDERS .verses at a time as we examine each of the SEVEN WONDERS .

    The First Wonder of Heaven is The First Wonder of Heaven is The First Wonder of Heaven is The First Wonder of Heaven is

    The Wonder ofThe Wonder ofThe Wonder ofThe Wonder of Heaven's Existence Heaven's Existence Heaven's Existence Heaven's Existence

    Revelation 21:1,2Revelation 21:1,2Revelation 21:1,2Revelation 21:1,2

    1. One of the classic Christmas movies of all time is the movie 1. One of the classic Christmas movies of all time is the movie 1. One of the classic Christmas movies of all time is the movie 1. One of the classic Christmas movies of all time is the movie

    Miracle on 34Miracle on 34Miracle on 34Miracle on 34thththth Street. Street. Street. Street. And one of the most memorable lines And one of the most memorable lines And one of the most memorable lines And one of the most memorable lines

    from that movie is, from that movie is, from that movie is, from that movie is, Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus.Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus.Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus.Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus.

    2. I would say to you this morning, YES VIRGINIA, THERE REALLY2. I would say to you this morning, YES VIRGINIA, THERE REALLY2. I would say to you this morning, YES VIRGINIA, THERE REALLY2. I would say to you this morning, YES VIRGINIA, THERE REALLY

    IS A HEAVEN! The fact that such a magnificent place IS A HEAVEN! The fact that such a magnificent place IS A HEAVEN! The fact that such a magnificent place IS A HEAVEN! The fact that such a magnificent place eveneveneveneven

    exists is a WONDER in and of itself. exists is a WONDER in and of itself. exists is a WONDER in and of itself. exists is a WONDER in and o