Christmas For Lansing - Peace
Be the person of peace where God plants you.
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
Have you done a mail-in DNA profile? All of us come from somewhere. Where are your ancestors from?
Read: Jeremiah 29:4-7
Imagine yourself in the exiled Jews’ circumstances. How would you have received Jeremiah’s prophecy?
Is God’s instruction to pray for Babylon’s peace and prosperity just practical advice for the Jews’ good, or is something else going on?
What are some ways we can work for the peace and prosperity of the places God plants us?
Read: Philippians 3:20, 2 Peter 3:13 and John 18:36.
We are citizens of Heaven looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth with Jesus as sovereign. How should that affect the way we live now?
Exile, refugee, expatriate, and sojourner: they all describe citizens who aren’t living in their home country. How do these words describe us as people living far from our eternal home?
If we are not permanent citizens of earth, how can we “work for the peace and prosperity” of the places God has planted us?
Prayer: Pray for God to help you understand your heavenly citizenship and to be his ambassador of peace and prosperity in the places you’ve been planted.