Living for the Good of the City
Topic: Topical Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1–29:7
Our Flow and Mission
Real-Time, Real Space, Real People
The Knowledge of God, Ourselves...and Others
Exile to Babylon (1-3)
- When, Where, and Who
Abandonment and Humiliation
Restoration in, of - not from - Babylon (4-7)
All In for the Long Haul
- Gen 1:28, 9:1
An Eye for Beauty
God Sees and Seeks Beauty from Brokenness
Seeking the God ï¿½" and good ï¿½" of the city
Community Meditation Questions
Growing in Knowledge
- Discuss how living for the good of the city welcomes a truer knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.
- Who sent/took away Israel into exile? Nebuchadnezzar? God? Are our answers consistent with our attitudes towards difficult times, places, and people?
Feeling Life Deeply
- Which word best describes our MC’s involvement with our particular city - engaged, burdened, ignorant, angry, or apathetic? What do our answers reveal?
Living with Courage
- To live for the good of the city means that we seek God for him to be the redeemer of ______ (our MC, neighborhood, campus, workplace). Start praying with others and planning on ways to live for the good of ______.