20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:20, NRSV) A beautiful note from NT Wright on this verse. We have so much to learn! ‘We are citizens of heaven,’ Paul declares in verse 20. At once many modern Christians misunderstand whatContinue reading “Citizenship”

WE are the immigrants

11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.12 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) Our allegiance is not here. NotContinue reading “WE are the immigrants”

A Truly AMERICAN Experience

Setting aside all political arguments of what is right and wrong with this nation, I was able to experience one of the truly great ceremonies of our nation today. We have an Indian brother in our congregation who became a naturalized citizen today. It was my privilege to witness 705 new citizens from 82 differentContinue reading “A Truly AMERICAN Experience”