In September of 1733 Jonathan Edwards .preached a sermon entitled “The Christian Pilgrim, Or, The True Christian’s Life a Journey Toward Heaven.” It was based on Hebrews 11:13-14:
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. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
Following is a quote from this sermon encouraging us not to travel alone, but together, even in “small groups”.
Let Christians help one another in going this journey. . . . Company is very desirable in a journey, but in none so much as this. – Let them go united and not fall out by the way, which would be to hinder one another, but use all means they can to help each other up the hill. – This would ensure a more successful traveling and a more joyful meeting at their Father’s house in glory.
Adapted from article by John Piper