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We’d love you to join us this Sunday as we continue our series on 1 Peter. Jodie will be speaking on the topic, ‘Real hope as real citizens’, from 1 Peter 2:13-17.
It’s a challenging word from God to encourage Christians to submit to the rulers and authorities of our world, even when they don’t see things God’s way. As we become more and more out of tune with the way of the world, we will find it harder and hard to submit. This is something we need to get our head around.
This week we’re going to have a short video from CMS (The Church Missionary Society) about their ongoing activities in the world, and hear about the impact that Jesus is having amongst Buddhist people in South-east Asia.
Also, if you’re free for a little while this weekend on Saturday 20th June, then be sure to pop in to see the CityServe event at the Albion Park community centre carpark area and adjacent park areas off Russell St from 8am. We’d love you to have a look and check things out, with the potential for our church to get more involved next time.
As always, if you can’t make in in person, then go online at www.oakflats.tv to watch our church services live on the Internet.
Our Federal politicians are debating whether or not to strip dual-nationals of their Australian citizenship if those individuals are considered to be a terrorist threat.
Whilst this is a policy of other, similar countries like the UK, it is causing controversy in parliament.
Above all, it shows the high value of being an Australian citizen.
Yet, there is a citizenship that matters much more than any passport anywhere.
The only citizenship that really matters is being a member God’s household. The only passport of eternal worth is the one that says ‘Kingdom of God’.
As we read in Ephesians, “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” (Ephesians 2:19-20)
Let us never forget the high value of citizenship in the kingdom of God, bought with the life of the son of God, Jesus Christ.
What a great gift beyond all measure!