Sermon from Philippians 3:17-4:1 by Pastor Nathanael Mayhew.
Theme: The Struggle of Living in Two Kingdoms
The current presidential race has dealt heavily with the topic of citizenship. Who should be given citizenship and who should not. In our world United States citizenship is greatly desired by many throughout the world. Paul reminds us that because of the work of Jesus on the cross we have been given an even better citizenship in heaven. This is a wonderful privilege through our Savior knowing that, on the last day, our sinful bodies will be raised and perfected, or glorified, by the power of our Savior. Paul also warns about the dangers of the world around us that distract us from what is ours in Christ. There are many enemies to the work of Jesus which seek to lead us away from Christ. What is your mind set on? What do you fill your mind with by what you read, watch or do? Don't lose sight of the big picture and what Christ has won for you. Don't settle for temporary satisfaction in earthly pursuits and desires which will quickly fade away and be lost. What Christ has done and accomplished for sinners cannot be equaled or replaced. Rejoice and appreciate the heavenly citizenship that is yours in Christ!