For God So Loves the City
Throughout the Bible, God demonstrates his concern for the city: "But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left…Should I not be concerned about that great city– he asks (Jonah 4:11). So how should we approach mission work in cities? How does God's message speak into the extremes of success and hardship experienced by many in cities? Understanding the city and its unique challenges helps us engage in localized urban ministry that preaches God's global promises of comfort and hope.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 29:4-9, Matthew 11:25-30, Revelation 21:1-4
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: God calls us to minister for the welfare of our cities.
—Teaching point two: God speaks to the hurting and oppressed who take refuge in cities.
—Teaching point three: The city points to God's future glory.
• Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• "How Tim Keller Found Manhattan," by Tim Stafford
Total number of pages—10