Citizens of Heaven — God’s Family…and You!
The next “piece” of the “puzzle” for your growth in Christ is Christian Fellowship…getting rightly connected to others in God’s family.
Do you want great relationships? Amazing relationships? Extreme relationships? God wants that for you too. And, his Holy Spirit makes such relationships possible.
Extreme relationships with others will occur as you abide in Christ…and join other believers who are training together to be winners in God’s great race. Christian fellowship is a vital “piece” of the “puzzle” you will want to make a continual priority.
The Apostle Peter told the early believers to think of themselves as part of a building…with Jesus being the “chief cornerstone”.
“And now God is building you, as living stones into His spiritual temple…You are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, His very own possession” (1 Peter 2:5, 9).
God is saying wonderful things about you as one of his children. He is saying that you and all other believers are:
- Living Stones in His Spiritual Temple
- A Chosen People
- A Kingdom of Priests
- His Very Own Possession
- Citizens of God’s Holy Nation
It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, how smart you are, how pretty you are, what gender you are, or how wealthy or important you are…you are part of Christ’s body with believers from all time. You are a full citizen in God’s Country…heaven! (See Ephesians 2:19.)
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Christ’s Local Body
You, along with all other Christians of all time make up the body of Christ, the Church. The Bible also calls a local gathering of believers a “church.” Jesus made a promise to you and me. When we come together, with Him as our focus…He is there: “For where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them” (Matthew 18:20).