Hebrews 11:8-16

 

1. How does having citizenship in the city built by God help us endure as Christians?

2. In what area(s) of community life does GMH apply our heavenly citizenship?

 

His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty
He spends his life walking the streets of New York City
He's almost dead from breathing in air pollution
He tried to vote but to him there's no solution
Living just enough, just enough for the city

- Stevie Wonder, “Living for the City”

 

“The chronology of the two cities is begun only when both cities have been presented to the reader as issuing from that single gate of our mortality which Adam opened. One is the city of ‘belongings’ here in this world; the other is the City of ‘longings’ for God. Once started on their way, they take different roads, each to the proper doom or destiny it deserves.” 

-Augustine of Hippo, The City of God, Books VIII–XVI

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