In Not Of – Week 3

This weekend, Pastor Brian talked about what it means to live in, not of this world. While we live and function in our country, we are ultimately citizens of a different kingdom. Our home is in Christ and his Kingdom. We are “resident aliens.”


— READ 1 PETER 2:11-12 —


Take a minute to write your reflections on the following questions:

  1. As you read the words “foreigner” and “exile,” what images come to mind. How do these images relate to who we are as followers of Jesus living in the world?
  1. What would it look like for you to live such a good life that those around you would see your deeds and glorify God? What may God be prompting you to do today?
  1. What was your greatest take-away from what Pastor Brian shared last weekend? How does that take-away apply to your life today? (If you were unable to attend worship last weekend, watch the sermon here.)
  1. This week also is a week of celebration . . . a time we gather with family and friends to express our gratitude for the many blessings God has given us. Take some time to make a list of what you are grateful for. What specific blessings are you grateful for as a “resident alien” of our country?


Take time this week to continue to pray for our country and elected officials. Also, praise God for his many blessings in our lives and particularly the freedoms we have as Americans. Also, pray for those around the world who do not experience those freedoms. Pray for your neighbors and friends and ask God to help you be a light in their lives – that they may see your good deeds and glorify him.

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