My Fellow Citizens

My Fellow Citizens - By Pastor Kevin Bowen

Sunday, February 28, 2016


     1. A Family Relationship

Ephesians 2:19-22 - 

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,  but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,  built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,  in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.  In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.


     2. A Family Commitment

Ephesians 4:31 - 5:2 - 

 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love,as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.



     3. A Family Responsiblity

James 5:16 - Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.


Galatians 6:1-2 - 

Bear One Another's Burdens

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.  Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.



     4. Family Growth

Hebrews 10:24-25 - 

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.