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Long Distance Citizenship

August 02, 2020

Passage: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Speaker: John Moon Series: Joy Full - Fellowship in the Gospel

Length: 38 mins 20 secs Plays: 348

Speaker: John Moon - In the final verses of Philippians 3, Paul teaches that the people whom we imitate are indicators of our true citizenship. A passage of contrast, Philippians 3:17-21, indicates that there are two ways of walking led by two different guides that will result in two very different destinations. For believers he says in v.20-21 “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious Body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.” Paul is telling the Philippians that the church is a little colony of the kingdom of heaven. When you are in the presence of God’s people, their values and their lives should point to heaven. In this passage he calls believers to look at his life as an example of Christian maturity, and he implores the believers to emulate those who eagerly await Jesus’ return, not those whose mind is on earthly things.