Happy 4th of July weekend! We have so much to be grateful for in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” In today’s service we will be highlighting the biblical teaching of the “two kingdoms.”
All Christians are citizens of two kingdoms – one spiritual, the other earthly. The “kingdom of the left” is the earthly country in which we live. In this realm Jesus has established governing authorities (kings, governors, judges, law enforcement, etc.) to maintain order, stability, and justice. Both believers and unbelievers make up the kingdom of the left. It is pleasing to God when Christians obey their earthly authorities and are faithful citizens. This strengthens a nation and blesses the lives of others around us.
At the same time, Christians have been adopted into the “kingdom of the right.” This is the spiritual (heavenly) kingdom that Jesus rules by the Word of God and His Spirit. In this realm Jesus rules and protects His church on earth. As Christ the King rules our hearts and lives, the result is growing faith and fruitful spiritual lives for His glory.
This week’s service will highlight the blessings of our dual citizenship.