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  1. 1. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen
  2. 2. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen
  3. 3. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Curved in Citizen
  4. 4. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Curved in Citizen
  5. 5. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Philippians 3:17 - 21 Curved in Citizen
  6. 6. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen
  7. 7. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen
  8. 8. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen
  9. 9. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Following the assassination of Julius Caesar, his heirs Mark Antony and Octavian confronted the assassins of Caesar, Marcus Junius Brutus and Cassius, at the Battle of Philippi October 42 BC. (100 years later Paul writes)
  10. 10. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Antony and Octavian were victorious in this final battle against the partisans of the Republic. They released some of their veteran soldiers, probably from legion XXVIII (28) and colonized them in the city, which was refounded as Colonia Victrix Philippensium.
  11. 11. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen In 30 BC, Octavian became Roman emperor, reorganized the colony, and established more settlers there, veterans possibly from the Praetorian Guard and other Italians.
  12. 12. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen The city was renamed Colonia Iulia Philippensis, and then Colonia Augusta Iulia Philippensis after January, 27 BC, when Octavian received the title Augustus from the Roman Senate.
  13. 13. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Following this second renaming, and perhaps after the first, the territory of Philippi was centuriated (divided into squares of land) and distributed to the colonists.
  14. 14. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen The city kept its Macedonian walls, and its general plan was modified only partially by the construction of a forum, a little to the east of the site of Greek agora.
  15. 15. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen It was a "miniature Rome," under the municipal law of Rome and governed by two military officers, the duumviri, who were appointed directly from Rome.
  16. 16. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Philippi was a Roman Colony • Roman dress was worn • Roman magistrates governed • Latin was spoken • Roman justice was administered • Roman morals were observed. Curved in Citizen
  17. 17. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 The colonist’s were viewed as citizens of Rome and their role was to bring Roman rules, values and influence to Northern Greece. The Emperor was viewed as ‘Saviour’ and ‘Rescuer’ and ruler of the whole world. Curved in Citizen
  18. 18. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Curved in Citizen
  19. 19. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Curved in Citizen
  20. 20. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Philippians 3:17 - 21 Curved in Citizen
  21. 21. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 The church is at present a colony of heaven, with the responsibility (as we say in the Lord’s prayer) for bringing the life and rule of heaven to bear on earth. N.T. Wright Curved in Citizen
  22. 22. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith
  23. 23. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction
  24. 24. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of
  25. 25. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of • Their god is their belly – consumption. More, more, more
  26. 26. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of • Their god is their belly – consumption. More, more, more • Minds set on earthly things
  27. 27. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of • Their god is their belly – consumption. More, more, more • Minds set on earthly things • Expecting a Saviour - Christ
  28. 28. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of • Their god is their belly – consumption. More, more, more • Minds set on earthly things • Expecting a Saviour - Christ • Transform our body
  29. 29. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of • Their god is their belly – consumption. More, more, more • Minds set on earthly things • Expecting a Saviour - Christ • Transform our body • A glorious body like Christ’s resurrected
  30. 30. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of • Their god is their belly – consumption. More, more, more • Minds set on earthly things • Expecting a Saviour - Christ • Transform our body • A glorious body like Christ’s resurrected • Christ will make all things subject to him
  31. 31. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Curved in Citizen Citizen of the Self Citizen of Heaven • Enemies of the Cross – of Christ and of the self sacrificing aspect of faith • End is destruction • Glory is in their shame - their pride is in what they should be ashamed of • Their god is their belly – consumption. More, more, more • Minds set on earthly things • Expecting a Saviour - Christ • Transform our body • A glorious body like Christ’s resurrected • Christ will make all things subject to him
  32. 32. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Incurvatus in se - Turned/curved inward on oneself - a life lived "inward" for self rather than "outward" for God and others. Curved in Citizen
  33. 33. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Our nature, by the corruption of the first sin, [being] so deeply curved in on itself that it not only bends the best gifts of God towards itself and enjoys them (as is plain in the works-righteous and hypocrites), or rather even uses God himself in order to attain these gifts, but it also fails to realize that it so wickedly, curvedly, and viciously seeks all things, even God, for its own sake. Martin Luther - Its all about me, even God is Curved in Citizen
  34. 34. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 The Battle within • Selfishness vs. Selflessness • Curved in vs. Curved out Where is your allegiance? This is our battle until Christ brings everything subject under him Curved in Citizen
  35. 35. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 What would it mean for this church community to really live as a colony of heaven? Curved in Citizen
  36. 36. The Living Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Phocas 302 AD Curved in Citizen

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