Waking up in Babylon
Big Idea: Following Jesus means learning to live as exiles.
Exile: A citizen of God’s kingdom who lives in the tension of being in the world but not of it.
John 17:14 they are not of the world
John 17:15 is not that you take them out of the world
2 Peter 2:11-12 as foreigners and exiles
Philippians 3:20 our citizenship is in heaven
How do we follow Jesus as exiles?
Accept the circumstances God has you in.
Reject panic and despair.
Cling to hope and faithfulness.