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Selected Topics from Philippians. Topic 3 Heavenly Citizenship 1. NT verses that talk about: Citizenship in general Strangers and aliens Heavenly citizenship Verses in Philippians Verses in other NT books (next week). Citizenship in general.

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Selected topics from philippians

Selected Topics from Philippians


Selected topics from philippians

Topic 3 Heavenly Citizenship 1

  • NT verses that talk about:

    • Citizenship in general

    • Strangers and aliens

    • Heavenly citizenship

      • Verses in Philippians

      • Verses in other NT books (next week)


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Citizenship in general

  • Original Word GK 4177:politēs (noun) –citizen

  • Usage Notes: "a member of a city or state, or the inhabitant of a country or district," Luke 15:15, is used elsewhere in Luke 19:14; Acts 21:39, and in Heb. 8:11

  • Original Word GK 4847: sympolitēs (noun) –fellow citizen

  • Usage Notes: syn, "with," and polites, denotes "a fellow-citizen," i.e., possessing the same "citizenship,"

  • see Eph. 2:19


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Citizenship in general

  • Original Word GK 4174:politeia (noun) - citizenship

  • Usage Notes: signifies (a) "the relation in which a citizen stands to the state, the condition of a citizen, citizenship," Acts 22:28, "with a great sum obtained I this citizenship" (KJV - "freedom").

  • (b) the condition of a state, a commonwealth, said of Israel, Eph 2:12

  •  Original Word GK 4175:politeuma (noun) – citizenship

  • Usage Notes: signifies "the condition, or life, of a citizen, citizenship;" it is said of the heavenly status of believers, Phil. 3:20

  • Original Word GK 4176: politeumai (verb) – conduct

  • yourself as a citizen

  • Usage Notes: to be a citizen (politēs), to live as a citizen, Phil. 1:27


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Strangers and Aliens

  • Original Word Gk 3581:xenos (adj) - stranger

  • strange, foreign, not of one's family. Used metaphorically with the

  • meaning of not belonging to

  • Original Word Gk 3941:paroikos (adj) – alien

  • sojourner, one who dwells in a foreign country, a temporary

  • dweller not having a settled habitation in the place where he

  • currently resides

  • Original Word Gk 3927: parepidēmos (adj) – exile, stranger

  • an adjective signifying "sojourning in a strange place, away

  • from one's own people" (para, "from," expressing a contrary condition,

  • and epidēmeō, "to sojourn;" dēmos, "a people"),


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Strangers and Aliens

  • Important verses:

  • separate from Christ -- Eph 2:11-12

  • no longer strangers and aliens – Eph 2:19

  • abstain from fleshly lusts – 1 Peter 2:19


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Heavenly citizenship

  • Verse in Philippians

    • heavenly citizenship occurs 3 times in Philippians

Philippians 1:27, “…conduct yourselves…” Greek politeuōmai

conduct yourselves - politeuma - to live or conduct

yourself as a citizen (politēs)

Philippians 3:20, “…citizenship is [fixed] in heaven…” Greek politeuma

Philippians 4:3, “…names are in the book of life.” Greek biblos zōe


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Phil 1:27a Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ,

conduct yourselves - politeuma - to live or conduct

yourself as a citizen (politēs)

see Luke 15:15, Acts 21:39, Acts 23:1

Where is our citizenship at ?

in a manner worthy – the idea here is suitably,

or properly

gospel of Christ – Paul uses this term 8 times in his

writings

see Rom 15:19, 1 Cor 9:12 & 1 Thess 3:2


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Phil 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven,

from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior,

the Lord Jesus Christ;

For our citizenship is in heaven

subject: our citizenship

verb: is - exits or has its fixed location

(present, indicative, active)

prep. phrase: in heaven lit: in the heavens


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Phil 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven,

from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior,

the Lord Jesus Christ;

from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior

subject: we

verb: eagerly wait - expect eagerly

(present, indicative, middle/passive)

prep. phrase: from which or out from where

direct object: a Savior


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Heavenly citizenship

  • Verse in other NT books

  • to be covered next week !


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