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Summary: Find out where you come from and your mission on this planet with this message about "real" aliens.

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The Aliens Have Landed

Knowing Where You Come From

8/20/03

I. Introduction

One day a space ship landed in the middle of a huge field just outside a small, rural community. The aliens looked friendly enough, so some farmers cautiously approached them, hoping to establish a good relationship with them. The aliens greeted the earthlings warmly and said, “We are on a mission from the planet Zuron of the galaxy Andromeda. We have been assigned to explore your planet and to discover what you have learned. We are here to learn as much as we can about the planet earth. So tell us, has anything significant happened here on earth that you can tell us about?”

The farmers thought for a moment and then one spoke up and said, “Well, we have radio and TV! We can send radio and microwave signals all over the planet using satellites.” The aliens replied, “Oh, well we have had that for thousands of years. In fact, that technology has become quite obsolete. What else has happened?”

Again, the farmers scratched their heads and one said, “We have developed computers that can process information in seconds that used to take years. And these computers are small enough to be carried in a briefcase!”

“Well, that’s old news, too,” said the aliens. “Hasn’t anything extraordinary happened here?”

The farmers were still thinking when one of the aliens asked, “We have heard a rumor that God visited your planet many years ago. Is this rumor true?”

“Well, there was a man named Jesus Christ. He claimed…”

“Yes! That’s it! Jesus Christ! Did he really come?” the aliens asked excitedly.

“Yes,” said the farmers, “but…”

“What an extraordinary thing! What a wonderful thing!” exclaimed the aliens. “Tell us, what did you do when God visited your planet? Did you bring gifts and throw them at his feet? Did you run the streets celebrating and singing? Did all the world finally realize how much he loves them? Please, tell us, what did you do?”

The farmers pondered for a moment and then sheepishly said, “Um…we killed him.”

Tonight we’re talking about aliens. The message title is The Aliens Have Landed: Knowing Where You Come From. Chances are you may have seen one or two sci-fi flicks or TV shows about aliens. The movie, Alien, for example, E.T., Star Wars, Signs, or The X-Files, among many others. And these movies investigate the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial life forms. But did you know that the real aliens have already landed here on earth?

Who are these aliens you may ask. Well, you’re in the right place, because tonight, I’m unmasking historical evidence that proves that aliens exist and that they’re right here on planet Earth!

II. The Real Aliens

1 Peter 2:11 “11Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in this world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.”

Who is Peter writing to here? Is he writing to E.T.? No, he’s writing to Christians. You see, Christians are the real aliens. That means you and I are really aliens. What does it mean to be an alien? Does it mean that we’re green and slimy with big heads and no noses? No, the word alien simply means foreigner or one who is not of this place. Well, you and I were born here, right? That means we’re from this place, or this planet, doesn’t it? Well, yeah. Then why does Peter refer to us as aliens? And you know what, Peter wasn’t the only one who said that we’re aliens.

John 15:18-19 “18If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

John 17:14 “14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.”

Even Jesus said that you are not of this world. And He even said that He was not of this world either. That means Jesus was an alien too. And if Jesus was an alien, and we’re Christians, little Christs, then that makes us aliens.

So, if we’re aliens, what planet do we come from?

Philippians 3:18-21 “18For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. 20But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

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