Episode 8 - SHALOM OF THE CITY

Show Notes:

  • "In the World But Not of It" - What does this really mean?
  • When Empires Conquer
    • Annihilation?
    • Enslavement?
    • Assimilation (Babylonian Strategy)
  • Options for the Captives
    • Tribalism (Isolationism)
    • Assimilation (Conforming - Rom. 12:2)
    • A Third Approach
  • Jeremiah 29 - A Letter to Exiles
    • Keep Living
    • "Seek the SHALOM of the city"
    • "In its SHALOM you will have SHALOM"
  • Dual Citizenship
    • God had to be in the world to reconcile the world to Himself (2 Cor. 5:19)
    • The same ministry of reconciliation is given to us
    • Firing shots from a battleship? Light from under a basket?
    • Exile is not forever - Jeremiah 29:11; Hebrews 11

 

Discussion:

Do you think we tend to err more toward ISOLATIONISM or toward ASSIMILATION when it comes to a relationship with the world? What are some practical ways to seek the well-being of the community in which we live? We welcome your feedback! Please submit all comments in a spirit of love and edification.