PHILIPPIANS 3:20April 1, 2012FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHJACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
"Praying For Our Jerusalem"          Acts 1:8Praying For Our Jerusalem isa prayer effort by which weattempt to go into eve...
for the sole purpose ofpraying with the people inthat home.No gimmicks, no signing upfor something, just to pray.Prayer Wa...
four homes and pray withour church families fromApril 1-30.
Thursday, April 5Maundy Thursday6:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Sunday, April 8 - EASTERWorship and Sunday Schoolat 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.No Evening Services
BREATH OF LIFEA SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS    FOR THOSE WITH A     CHRONIC COUGH*TIME: 8 AM   APRIL 15th*PLACE: CHAPEL PARLOR
Mens Conference  Life of ValorMadison Campus Friday, April 206:00 - 10:00 p.m.
COST: $10.00 each (includessupper)All men (age 13 and older)Register online atwww.fbcj.org or call601.949.1948
Thank You for Servingbanquet to honor waiters &waitresses at: The South,   627 East Silas Brown     Jackson, MS 39201Monda...
FRIEND DAY  SUNDAY, APRIL 29thGoal: 2,500 in SSOffering warm fellowship   and refreshments!
What are we doingdifferently after the GregFrizzell Going Deeper withGod Conference and how dowe now see God at work atFBCJ?
The MacArthur NewTestament Commentary,Copyright © Moody Pressand John MacArthur, Jr.,1983-2007.
*Jamieson-Fausset-BrownBible Commentary*Barclays Daily Study Bible(NT)
*J. Vernon McGeesThru The BibleWiersbe Expository Outlines
Philippians 3:20-21“For our citizenship is inHeaven, from which also weeagerly wait for a Savior, theLord Jesus Christ; Wh...
humble state intoconformity with the body ofHis glory, by the exertion ofthe power that He has evento subject all things t...
Since Christ is in Heaven,those who love Him must bepreoccupied with Heaven,longing for Christ to returnand take them to b...
1 Thessalonians 4:1717 “Then we who arealive and remain willbe caught up together withthem in the clouds to meetthe Lord i...
we shall always be with theLord.”      1 Thessalonians 4:17
Paul had little interest in thecomforts and pleasures ofthis world, as should we,and it is consistent for us tohave a heav...
Politeuma (citizenship)appears only here in theNew Testament, thoughPaul used the related verb in1:27.
Citizenship refers to theplace where one has officialstatus, the commonwealthwhere ones name isrecorded on the register of...
Luke 10:2020 “ Nevertheless do notrejoice in this, that thespirits are subject to you,but rejoice that your namesare recor...
Revelation 21:25-2725 “In the daytime (for therewill be no night there) itsgates will never be closed;26 and they will bri...
nations into it;27 and nothing unclean, andno one who practicesabomination and lying, shallever come into it, but onlythos...
written in the Lamb’s bookof life.”       Revelation 21:25-27
*We are members ofChrists kingdom, which isnot of this world (John 18).*Though believers live inthis world, we are citizen...
20 “Therefore, we areambassadors for Christ, asthough God were making anappeal through us; we begyou on behalf of Christ, ...
*We are citizens of Heavenand ambassadors for Christin the USA.*We presently reside onHotel Earth but ourcitizenship is in...
Our names are recorded inHeaven;our Savior is there;our fellow saints are there;our inheritance is there(1 Peter 1:4);
our treasure is there(Matt 6:20), andour reward is there(Matt 5:12).
OUR INHERITAANCE1 Peter 1:3-43“Blessed be the God andFather of our Lord JesusChrist, Who according to Hisgreat mercy has c...
to be born again to a livinghope through theresurrection of Jesus Christfrom the dead,4 to obtain an inheritancewhich is i...
undefiled and will not fadeaway, reserved in Heavenfor you,”               1 Peter 1:3-4
OUR TREASUREMATTHEW 6:19-2119“Do not store up foryourselves treasures onearth, where moth and rustdestroy, and where thieves
break in and steal.20 But store up foryourselves treasures inHeaven, where neithermoth nor rust destroys, andwhere thieves...
in or steal;21 for where your treasureis, there your heart will bealso.”           Matthew 6:19-21
OUR REWARDMatthew 5:1212 “Rejoice and be glad, foryour reward in Heaven isgreat!”
Our names are recorded inHeaven;our Savior is there;our fellow saints are there;our inheritance, treasureand rewards are a...
*Though we do not yet livein Heaven, we experience tosome degree the heavenlylife here on earth.*We already live in thehea...
Ephesians 2:4-64 “But God, being rich inmercy, made us alivetogether with Christ andraised us up with Him, and
seated us with Him in theheavenly places in Christ.”         Ephesians 2:4-6
We have the life of Godwithin us, we are under therule of Heavens King(“Thy kingdom come”), andwe live for Heavens cause(t...
Pauls reference tocitizenship may have beenespecially meaningful to thePhilippians, since Philippiwas a Roman colony.
The Philippians were Romancitizens, though obviouslyliving outside of Rome, justas we are citizens of Heavenliving here on...
To the disciples whowatched as Christ ascendedinto Heaven the angels said,"Men of Galilee, why do youstand looking into th...
taken up from you intoHeaven, will come in just thesame way as you havewatched Him go intoHeaven."                 Acts 1:11
In John 14:2-3 Jesus Himselfpromised,"In My Fathers house aremany dwelling places; if itwere not so, I would havetold you;...
a place for you. If I go andprepare a place for you, I willcome again and receive youto Myself, that where I am,there you ...
*The Carpenter of Nazarethknows how to prepare aplace for you.*While You Were Out –“Driver, move that bus!”
*Jesus is preparing a placefor you and He is alsopreparing you for a place.We should think daily aboutJesus and about Heav...
Satan does not want us todwell on Heaven nor toknow about Heavenbecause when we know thetruth about Heaven, we’llgrow to l...
love God, we areemboldened to do His will.
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  1. 1. PHILIPPIANS 3:20April 1, 2012FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHJACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
  2. 2. "Praying For Our Jerusalem" Acts 1:8Praying For Our Jerusalem isa prayer effort by which weattempt to go into everyhome of our church family
  3. 3. for the sole purpose ofpraying with the people inthat home.No gimmicks, no signing upfor something, just to pray.Prayer Warriors will visit in
  4. 4. four homes and pray withour church families fromApril 1-30.
  5. 5. Thursday, April 5Maundy Thursday6:00 p.m. in the Chapel
  6. 6. Sunday, April 8 - EASTERWorship and Sunday Schoolat 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.No Evening Services
  7. 7. BREATH OF LIFEA SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS FOR THOSE WITH A CHRONIC COUGH*TIME: 8 AM APRIL 15th*PLACE: CHAPEL PARLOR
  8. 8. Mens Conference Life of ValorMadison Campus Friday, April 206:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  9. 9. COST: $10.00 each (includessupper)All men (age 13 and older)Register online atwww.fbcj.org or call601.949.1948
  10. 10. Thank You for Servingbanquet to honor waiters &waitresses at: The South, 627 East Silas Brown Jackson, MS 39201Monday, April 23rd 6-8 pm
  11. 11. FRIEND DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 29thGoal: 2,500 in SSOffering warm fellowship and refreshments!
  12. 12. What are we doingdifferently after the GregFrizzell Going Deeper withGod Conference and how dowe now see God at work atFBCJ?
  13. 13. The MacArthur NewTestament Commentary,Copyright © Moody Pressand John MacArthur, Jr.,1983-2007.
  14. 14. *Jamieson-Fausset-BrownBible Commentary*Barclays Daily Study Bible(NT)
  15. 15. *J. Vernon McGeesThru The BibleWiersbe Expository Outlines
  16. 16. Philippians 3:20-21“For our citizenship is inHeaven, from which also weeagerly wait for a Savior, theLord Jesus Christ; Who willtransform the body of our
  17. 17. humble state intoconformity with the body ofHis glory, by the exertion ofthe power that He has evento subject all things toHimself.” Phil 3:20-21
  18. 18. Since Christ is in Heaven,those who love Him must bepreoccupied with Heaven,longing for Christ to returnand take them to be withHim (1 Thess 4:17).
  19. 19. 1 Thessalonians 4:1717 “Then we who arealive and remain willbe caught up together withthem in the clouds to meetthe Lord in the air, and so
  20. 20. we shall always be with theLord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17
  21. 21. Paul had little interest in thecomforts and pleasures ofthis world, as should we,and it is consistent for us tohave a heavenly focus sinceour citizenship is in Heaven.
  22. 22. Politeuma (citizenship)appears only here in theNew Testament, thoughPaul used the related verb in1:27.
  23. 23. Citizenship refers to theplace where one has officialstatus, the commonwealthwhere ones name isrecorded on the register ofcitizens.
  24. 24. Luke 10:2020 “ Nevertheless do notrejoice in this, that thespirits are subject to you,but rejoice that your namesare recorded in Heaven.”
  25. 25. Revelation 21:25-2725 “In the daytime (for therewill be no night there) itsgates will never be closed;26 and they will bring theglory and the honor of the
  26. 26. nations into it;27 and nothing unclean, andno one who practicesabomination and lying, shallever come into it, but onlythose whose names are
  27. 27. written in the Lamb’s bookof life.” Revelation 21:25-27
  28. 28. *We are members ofChrists kingdom, which isnot of this world (John 18).*Though believers live inthis world, we are citizens ofHeaven.
  29. 29. 20 “Therefore, we areambassadors for Christ, asthough God were making anappeal through us; we begyou on behalf of Christ, bereconciled to God.”2Cor5:20
  30. 30. *We are citizens of Heavenand ambassadors for Christin the USA.*We presently reside onHotel Earth but ourcitizenship is in Heaven.
  31. 31. Our names are recorded inHeaven;our Savior is there;our fellow saints are there;our inheritance is there(1 Peter 1:4);
  32. 32. our treasure is there(Matt 6:20), andour reward is there(Matt 5:12).
  33. 33. OUR INHERITAANCE1 Peter 1:3-43“Blessed be the God andFather of our Lord JesusChrist, Who according to Hisgreat mercy has caused us
  34. 34. to be born again to a livinghope through theresurrection of Jesus Christfrom the dead,4 to obtain an inheritancewhich is imperishable and
  35. 35. undefiled and will not fadeaway, reserved in Heavenfor you,” 1 Peter 1:3-4
  36. 36. OUR TREASUREMATTHEW 6:19-2119“Do not store up foryourselves treasures onearth, where moth and rustdestroy, and where thieves
  37. 37. break in and steal.20 But store up foryourselves treasures inHeaven, where neithermoth nor rust destroys, andwhere thieves do not break
  38. 38. in or steal;21 for where your treasureis, there your heart will bealso.” Matthew 6:19-21
  39. 39. OUR REWARDMatthew 5:1212 “Rejoice and be glad, foryour reward in Heaven isgreat!”
  40. 40. Our names are recorded inHeaven;our Savior is there;our fellow saints are there;our inheritance, treasureand rewards are all there!
  41. 41. *Though we do not yet livein Heaven, we experience tosome degree the heavenlylife here on earth.*We already live in theheavenly realm (Eph 2:4-6):
  42. 42. Ephesians 2:4-64 “But God, being rich inmercy, made us alivetogether with Christ andraised us up with Him, and
  43. 43. seated us with Him in theheavenly places in Christ.” Ephesians 2:4-6
  44. 44. We have the life of Godwithin us, we are under therule of Heavens King(“Thy kingdom come”), andwe live for Heavens cause(the Great Co-Mission).
  45. 45. Pauls reference tocitizenship may have beenespecially meaningful to thePhilippians, since Philippiwas a Roman colony.
  46. 46. The Philippians were Romancitizens, though obviouslyliving outside of Rome, justas we are citizens of Heavenliving here on earth.
  47. 47. To the disciples whowatched as Christ ascendedinto Heaven the angels said,"Men of Galilee, why do youstand looking into the sky?This Jesus, Who has been
  48. 48. taken up from you intoHeaven, will come in just thesame way as you havewatched Him go intoHeaven." Acts 1:11
  49. 49. In John 14:2-3 Jesus Himselfpromised,"In My Fathers house aremany dwelling places; if itwere not so, I would havetold you; for I go to prepare
  50. 50. a place for you. If I go andprepare a place for you, I willcome again and receive youto Myself, that where I am,there you may be also." John 14:2-3
  51. 51. *The Carpenter of Nazarethknows how to prepare aplace for you.*While You Were Out –“Driver, move that bus!”
  52. 52. *Jesus is preparing a placefor you and He is alsopreparing you for a place.We should think daily aboutJesus and about Heaven.
  53. 53. Satan does not want us todwell on Heaven nor toknow about Heavenbecause when we know thetruth about Heaven, we’llgrow to love God and as we
  54. 54. love God, we areemboldened to do His will.

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