Citizens of Light in a Negative World
11.06.16 – John Shinn

Key Passage: Philippians 2:12-16

As Citizens, we are…

  • Activists (2:12)
  • Responders (2:13)

As Citizens, we are not…

  • Grumblers (2:14)
  • Disputers (2:14)

As Citizens, we are children of God…

  • Blameless before others (2:15)
  • Innocent in character (2:15)
  • Above Reproach (2:15)

As citizens, we live in a contrasting world of…

  • Darkness (2:15)
  • Light (2:15)

As Citizens, we live and proclaim the gospel…

  • Hold Fast (2:16)
  • Hold Forth (2:16)

Seven Practices of Being Children of Light…

  1. Good Works (Matthew 5:16)
  2. Gracious Words (Ephesians 4:29)
  3. Character (Ephesians 5:8-11)
  4. Prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  5. Witness (2 Timothy 2:24-26)
  6. Gratitude (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
  7. Wisdom (Proverbs)