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Living for the Good of the City

September 30, 2012 Series: DNA - Our Flow at Jacob's Well

Topic: Topical Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1–7

Our Flow and Mission

Real-Time, Real Space, Real People

The Knowledge of God, Ourselves...and Others


Exile to Babylon (1-3)

Particular Inconveniences

  • 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 �" and good �" 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 ______.

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Joy and Generosity in Mission

November 11, 2012

Seeking Mercy and Justice

October 28, 2012

Life in Community