Newsletter March April 2020

 

We have moved around more times than I’d like.  Since Hannah and I were married in 2006, we have lived in seven different houses in seven different cities serving six different churches.  And with each move, we have felt the awkwardness of living in a place that doesn’t feel like home.  Because many of the moves were quick, we have lived in some houses that never felt like home.  Our one exception has been Robinson, where we felt at home almost immediately!

 

The challenges of living away from “home” do not only apply to cities and houses. The Bible tells us that no matter where a Christian lives on the entire planet, he is not home.  Philippians 3:20 says, “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”  This world is not our home—we are aliens in it.

 

How does our heavenly citizenship affect our earthly  living?  Unfortunately, it typically doesn’t.  We become comfortable in our conditions and live as if there is no eternal home.  Jesus himself warned that focusing too much on an earthly life robs us of blessings in our eternal life.

 

So how do we adjust our living in light of our heavenly citizenship?  Our March sermon series is entitled “Living as Citizens of Heaven” and will show us how God’s Word shapes our eternal perspective.  I hope that you’ll join us as we look beyond our circumstances to find our

eternal, perfect home.

 


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