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What does "Sojourn" mean?

A "sojourn" is a temporary stay, and a "sojourner" is a temporary resident. As Christians, we are "sojourners" who are on a journey toward our final home. As those who believe the gospel, we have journeyed from death to life, from darkness to light. Realizing that we are on a journey and that this is not our final home impacts the way we will in the here and now.

1 Peter 2:9-12 - But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; 
Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passion of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Heb 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. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.