One of the greatest challenges we face as Christians is learning how to live as God’s people in a world and culture that is not in harmony with the Kingdom of God. How do we live in two worlds at the same time?
“People of the Kingdom, living as citizens of the Kingdom of God and of the world at the same time” has been the focus of the preaching at Kingsview Church through the summer.
There are many voice telling us how to live – from TV preachers to Oprah – but what does God’s Word have to say about living in two worlds?
In Philippians 3:18-21 it says, “For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”
Clearly, there is conflict between the values of the God’s Kingdom and the values of the world where we live.
The task of the Christian is to discover how to live an authentic human life on earth while being true to the values of the Heavenly Kingdom. Whether you were able to attend or you were away this summer, I encourage you to listen to the recordings of the sermons as we explored the topic “People of the Kingdom.”