For those who claim to follow Christ and his teachings, they have a dual citizenship, one while they are living on the earth in a particular country, and another based on their future home, Heaven. In the world today, followers of Christ can feel like they don’t fit in, like they are from another planet. They may be misunderstood and persecuted because of their faith. The challenge is to live as short-term residents on this planet so that we can share God’s love with others, rescuing them from the darkness that is around them.

Key Tag: 1 Peter 1:1, “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout . . .” (NIV).