Introduction: The Philippian Christians were citizens of Rome by virtue of living in Philippi, a Roman colony, and they were proud of that fact. Paul, though, said there are only two kinds of people – citizens of the world and citizens of heaven. And the contrasts between them are stark.
I. DESCRIPTION OF THE CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
a. Their destiny is destruction.
b. Their god is their stomach.
c. Their glory is in their shame.
d. 1 Peter 2:11
II. DESCRIPTION OF THE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN
a. We have the advantage of knowing there is something better.
b. We have the assurance of knowing that the one who created us will take us until Himself.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Hebrews 12:1-2
Colossians 3:1-2 Romans 6:23 1 Corinthians 2:14