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Citizens of Heaven

Do you express more allegiance to your earthly country than to your eternal home? Using the book of Philippians, Nathan Wagnon asks four key questions that are helpful in identifying what citizens of heaven look like.

Nathan WagnonJul 4, 2021

In This Series (7)
Citizens of Heaven
Nathan WagnonJul 4, 2021
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Jeff WardMay 23, 2021
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Blake HolmesMay 2, 2021
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David Penuel, Sean Hill, KyLea IngramApr 18, 2021
Oh, But God
Connor BaxterApr 4, 2021Frisco
Oh, But God
Todd WagnerApr 4, 2021
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Todd Wagner, Beau Fournet, Kyle Thompson, David Leventhal, Mickey FriedrichFeb 20, 2021

Summary

Do you express more allegiance to your earthly country than to your eternal home? Using the book of Philippians, Nathan Wagnon asks four key questions that are helpful in identifying what citizens of heaven look like.

Key Takeaways

  • Paul was a Roman citizen who also lived out a citizenship that was not from this world.
  • Four questions to ask: When pressed, what spills out of citizens of heaven? How do citizens of heaven exercise power? What motivates a citizen of heaven? Who do citizens of heaven trust in?
  • If Jesus is being lifted up, our circumstances become less important.
  • We can’t be citizens of heaven on our own; we need God’s help.
  • In the pressing, Paul maintained a fearless posture because of the spirit of Christ inside of him. He was a conduit for the work of the Holy Spirit.
  • Citizens of heaven exercise authority which expresses itself through humility.
  • When we are true companions with Christ, something is produced inside of us that makes it difficult for us not to respond the way Jesus did. When we put confidence in our flesh, what comes out of us will not represent the goodness of God.
  • We actively press on with Christ, in His power, after He has already taken hold of us.
  • When you live in light of the resurrection of Jesus, you see the kingdom of heaven everywhere.
  • When we trust in God, he produces a deep and abiding peace in us.
  • Our citizenship is not in our country of belonging; as believers, we are citizens of heaven.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • When you are pressed, what spills out of you?
  • How do you exercise the power that God has entrusted to you? Do you use strength or do you serve with humility?
  • What motivates you in life?
  • If your actions could speak, in whom would they say that you trust?

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