Stand Firm in God’s Citizenship

Bernard Gabbott - Sunday, 29 January 2023

Stand Firm in God's Citizenship

Philippi was a Roman city. Established as such in about 42BC, it was proudly Roman, proudly populated by ex-soldiers, all Roman citizens. And, yet, in this very city, many had changed their citizenship. They had heard the good news of Jesus. They had met the One who had been raised from the dead, with all authority and power in heaven and earth. They had understood His humility and power. They had been transferred, and were now transformed. They had met Jesus. As citizens of Jesus’ kingdom, not only did they eagerly look forward to the day when all His authority would be displayed – they now were to ‘live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ’ (Phil.1:27). They had to ‘live as you are’.

Scripture References: Philippians 4:1-14, Psalms 5:1-12, 1 Peter 2:9-10

From Series: "The Good Life"

We begin a series on ‘the good life’ – the goodness as life being one of God’s people. We want to be reminded of the goodness of being a disciple of Jesus. Our world often regards Christians as ‘the bad guys’ – we are regarded as judgmental, as argumentative, as intolerant. As we face this world, we need to know the truth and reality of our sin and our need of grace and the great salvation in Jesus. But we also need to be reminded of all that is good about living as a disciple of Jesus.


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