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Kingdomology: Citizens of Heaven: Philippians 3:20, 1 Peter 2:11-12

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1. I am an ALIEN on earth.

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, strangers in the world.
1 Peter 1:1 (NIV)

I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
1 Peter 2:11-12 (NIV)

2. I am a CITIZEN in Heaven.

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 3:20 (NIV)

3. How do citizens of heaven live on Earth?

“My kingdom is not of this world,” said Jesus. “If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”
John 18:35-36 (CSB)

Work on the present

Not that I have already reached the goal or am already perfect, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12 (CSB)

Forget the past

Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead…
Philippians 3:13 (CSB)

Get excited about the future

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

…we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 3:20 (CSB)